Dr. LaShonda Smith


About me

I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I completed my doctoral training in the field of clinical psychology and have worked with clients of all ages who are challenged by a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school struggles, health problems, and financial stress. I believe all people are deserving of dignity and respect and no one can be defined simply by their struggles. It's my mission to bring mental health care to those who have been reluctant to seek care or have not had means or access. My approach is mostly cognitive-behavioral combined with person-centered and solution-focused features. However, I understand that all clients are individuals, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling. We will work together in finding an approach that is the best fit for your needs.

There's no doubt that making personal change can be scary, so congratulate yourself on taking the first step! The journey may not always be easy, but I am here to support you as you build a better you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


SC Psychologist 830


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. LaShonda 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.

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have had two sessions so far with Dr. Smith and I am really amazed with her level of care. In the first session she got deep into the root of my anxiety (I wasn't even aware of what it was), and she has been incredible with checking in on me. She asks great questions, doesn't beat around the bush, and offers well balanced responses. I would recommend her in a heart beat!

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Smith was a life saver during a dark time for me. She is professional, kind and compassionate about her work. I highly recommend her!!!!

Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I’ve seen several therapist in the past but I feel like Dr.Smith has been able to give me real tools that I can apply to my life to work through issues.

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smith has really helped me navigate a hard time in my life.

Work with me!