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Kelly Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a clinical social worker licensed in NY with over twenty five years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I have worked with people with a wide range of situations and circumstances including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, parenting, OCD, ADHD, and LGBTQ+ related challenges . I have also helped many individuals who have experienced trauma .

My therapy style is warm, interactive and engaging. I believe feeling validated is key in a persons life as well as being treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems modalities. I will tailor our dialogue and professional partnership to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you on your journey of empowerment.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LCSW 054827



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kelly has really supported me in such ways that I can’t even put into words, she just gets it before you even get it. She has a gentle approach which really works for my personality type. I can’t ever see not having our weekly session, it’s a regular part of my life now. She’s a keeper!

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kelly is compassionate and candid; she meets you where you are but still finds thoughtful and gentle ways to push you toward a more healed version of yourself.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kelly is a phenomenal therapist, in tune and informed on a variety of issues. I cannot thank Kelly enough for the valuable insights I have gained throughout our work. I am far more confident of myself and my abilities and so will always keep the lessons i’ve learned from our time together close to my heart.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

I have struggled with my identity for years. I had difficulties finding a therapist that could understand and be empathic in the most professional way. Kelly demonstrates professionalism and understanding that most therapists I had lacked. It's truly a breath of fresh air to finally find a therapist that knows LGBTQA+ issues and whom I can discuss and trust.

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief

Kelly is really compassionate, kind, and supportive. I am so grateful for Kelly’s advice and support through such a difficult period.

Highly recommend :)

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kelly is amazing. She listens and provides guidance especially for me in navigating boundaries, expectations and finding a middle ground in my relationships of all types. My communication has already begun to improve with my friends so that I am able to establish closer bonds and make sure we are both getting what we need from each other. Kelly has absolutely been a godsend. Additionally, she’s funny and warm which just makes it so easy to open up to her.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes