About me

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 22 years of experience working as a therapist. I have been in the field of social work for 32 years. I have worked with people from all walks of life from young to geriatric that have presented with a broad range of issues. I enjoy working with teens age 13-19, young adults who are going through life transitions, older adults who are experiencing loss of independence stemming from a wide variety of reasons such as illness, injury or the aging process and women. I assist others to battle depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, setting boundaries with assertiveness, past or present physical, emotional, sexual abuse or any event that was traumatic and caused symptoms of post-trauma. I am able to provide the following types of therapy: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Client-Centered and Strengths-Based and Mindfulness-Based and Faith-Based. Though I am not certified in EMDR, I do provide Trauma-Focused Therapy & am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for which I draw upon heavily to help others learn skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, therefore, I work hard to make a safe, warm, genuine & non-judgmental space for clients. It is important that clients I see feel comfort and trust when working with me and know that I will always give honest feedback. You set the goals and areas you would like to focus on during our work together & I will support you by providing active listening, education, information and resources if indicated.

I always feel honored and privileged when I have the opportunity to work with a client. I hope to meet and work with you soon should you choose me as your therapist!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IN LCSW 34003849A


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lilian 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 Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Lilian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am so grateful for Lilian. From the first appointment I had with her, she has been extremely supportive and encouraging. She has helped me recognize negative patterns and set boundaries I’ve been struggling with. She is amazing and I look forward to talking with her every week.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Lilian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lilian is good at reading my needs and reaffirming to me that It’s ok to feel what I feel. I feel comfortable feeling my feelings with her.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Lilian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She listens and doesn’t rush me

Work with me!