Jerry Smith

(LCSW)
Therapist Jerry Smith Photo

About Me

Hello and welcome to my profile! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia for almost 30 years (since 1993) working in all areas of Mental Health. I’ve worked with foster-care families as well as with families who had children with various developmental disabilities. In addition, I have worked with geriatric clients residing in Assisted Living Facilities. In between these two populations, I have also worked in psychiatric hospitals, acute Mental Health outpatient facilities, Alcohol and Drug outpatient facilities as well as both jails and penitentiaries with clients who had both addictions and mental health issues ranging from Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorders, just to name a few. I have extensive experience working with clients with both relationship and self-esteem issues, along with being an Adjunct Professor of Psychology for twelve years. My approach to therapy is always “Client-Centered” which means that I meet you where you are and assist you in identifying your stuck points and your goals that YOU want to accomplish with therapy. Remember, this is your life and not mine, therefore only you know what is best for you! As your therapist, my role is simple and yet complex – to hold up a mirror and allow you to identify both your needs and wants and assist you in developing the best course of action for you to take with the least amount of resistance. By the way, I do give homework assignments and completion is critical to your therapeutic progress. Come – take my hand and let us walk and talk together for a little while, because there is indeed a bright and shiny light at the end of your tunnel!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #1614 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by I.R. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Jerry has definitely helped me in my journey. He is very kind and professional. I enjoyed talking to him, it was as if I’ve known him forever. He is very attentive to what you’re saying as long as you speak honestly about your trauma. He will help you break down what your really feeling even if you yourself don’t really know what’s going on inside. Really grateful to have been able to with with him :)

Written by D.E. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

I have said it before, and will say it again: He is wonderful.

Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

Jerry is the most amazing therapist! I've been in therapy before and gave it up because I did not feel connected to my therapist and I did not feel that he heard my concerns. Therapy always felt like marking time for me; where I had someone who was listening with half an ear and who didn't really care.

That's not the case with Jerry! He is always present and active during therapy, and I appreciate his therapeutic style. We attack my problems and concerns, and discuss the thought processes that bring me to points of distress or disharmony with my goals.

I truly feel like Jerry understands me and is actively supporting me with my mental health goals!

Written by B.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jerry is my personal hype man! He always uplifts me during hard times. He keeps the ball rolling during our sessions and I feel like we accomplish a lot during our sessions.

Written by A.N. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I found Jerry to be a valuable resource when I was facing a major career challenge. He acknowledged and validated my concerns and made me feel heard.
He helped me to evaluate/give context to my dad's recent passing, which
helped me to heal some unresolved issues. In short, I looked forward to our sessions because I knew there would be space for me to critically explore important issues and leave feeling more empowered about my life.

Written by D.A. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have only been working with Jerry on a few sessions and I can already see changes within myself and behavior. I feel less anxious and more clear in my emotions. I am learning to express myself in a healthy way within my relationship. Jerry listens and provides you the insight you need to understand yourself better. I have truly enjoyed our sessions.

Written by T.O. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Mr. Jerry is a great therapist and counselor. We had a few sessions so far and he definitely listens and gives great advice that makes you really look deeply within yourself. I highly recommend Mr. Jerry.

Written by D.A. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Great grest great!

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He's a very open minded , cool man. We are only a few sessions in but I feel like I will be making progress with him as my counselor (-: