Mitchica Smith

LCSW

About Me

Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. As a United States Air Force veteran, I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services.

I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping is trauma-informed, client-specific, evidence based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution oriented. Meaning that we will focus on developing specific strategies and skills for problem resolution. Understanding how going through a traumatic experience can affect how one relates to others, resulting in healthier and more productive relationships is imperative to move from victim to survivor to advocate for healing.

Most people maintain health insurance to take care of their physical health. However, one’s mental health is often seen from a negative perspective which causes a barrier to getting help. My vision from the time my company began has been to help our communities, their families and their children adapt and adjust to the challenges of life and the healing from going through a traumatic experience. I have a strong commitment to maintaining an ethical and effective clinical practice and my service to the larger community.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Additionally, I am also a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor working from my private practice. I work with both victims and female perpetrators as well as with the children who have witnessed relationship violence.

It takes courage to seek help. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you as you move forward and closer to healing in mind, body, and soul. I am a professional having learned skills from education and life lessons. However, you are the expert on your life. Where we start will be up to you as are the goals you are wanting to reach. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #23486 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mitchica 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 by M.A. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Mitchica is engaging, supportive, and an all-around wonderful person.

Written by S.A. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Mitchica for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Words cannot express what Mitchica means to me and my family. I always feel she understands me and tries to help me see a bigger picture to my issues. She is just amazing.

Written by C.H. on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

She’s easy to talk to and has helped me improve my life a great deal. Very thankful

Written by R.E. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Mitchica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is impressive, insightful,kind. I am grateful for her help.

Written by L.E. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Mitchica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

When I first met Mitchica she was better than any other therapist I’ve seen. I love her approach and she’s very kind, compassionate, understanding and if your up for self improvement this woman is the one to see for therapy as I also like that she’s upfront and honest as well. She helped my parents and I learn to communicate better and made me aware that yes they have been overprotective and tough but it was because they didn’t know how to show their love and that it was their way of discipline and they are coming from a good place. Glad I found someone that can guide my parents and I to strengthen our relationship.

Written by D.O. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Mitchica for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and adhd

She's the best. It really makes a difference in my life to have a Black woman therapist!

Written by N.I. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Veteran female of color and a straight shooter, which is everything I've been wanting and needing from my therapist. Very well matched.

Written by R.Y. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is fantastic. I have worked with a few different counselors over the years but she is one of the best. Her ability to listen nonjudgmentally and then offer useful feedback in a patient and compassionate way is very notable and commendable. A+

Written by K.E. on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mitchica has been an amazing help over the last roughly year I've been working with her. I'm amazed that I was able to find someone like her as my first try when looking for a counselor. She's very quick to understand what help I need and especially the type of help I need in really thinking through my thoughts and coming up with actionable plans. She makes it very easy for me to be totally honest and upfront with both my emotions and actions, and I never feel judged or looked down upon in any sense. She's very no nonsense and this may strike people the wrong way, but for my needs that's exactly what I was looking for and I found it. Mitchica is an excellent counselor and I will recommend her to anyone who asks.

Written by A.L. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I really love that Mitchica regularly checks in on me and answers her messages quickly. I also love that we have several ways to communicate, such as appointments and by message. I was able to find something that worked for me. I find her honest in her messages as well as patient. Between a therapist who understands and respects me and the Groupinars, I feel helped.

Written by M.A. on Jul 08, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

So, I had experienced the loss of my mother, and to say that I was close to my mom is an understatement. Mitchica came at my case with understanding of what I didn’t need to hear any more of and what I needed to hear from that point on.

Written by R.E. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Direct and to the point which I greatly appreciate. Great sessions so far. This is the third time in my life that I've tried therapy/counseling (first time on BetterHelp) and I finally feel like I have a professional who I can trust and let my guard down with. Really happy with the progress I've made do far with her help.

Written by A.N. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Mitchica is the first counselor I've had in a long time that really makes me feel "seen" and validated. She's clear, honest, and can present to you a zoomed-out perspective of your life. Mitchica is the kind of person who has the ability to draw the answers out of YOU, rather than the other way around. I highly recommend her to anyone who really wants to get down to business and isn't afraid to hear and deal with the truth.

Written by G.R. on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Mitchica is very understanding and proficient. Assisted me without me knowing through real listening. Best investment I've made in 20 years.

Written by M.A. on Feb 28, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 4 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Mitchica is a great counselor and offers very practical advice to improve your behavioral health. I enjoyed our sessions and plan to return to BetterHelp in a few months!

Written by J.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with Mitchica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Mitchica is God sent! I've been suffering from depression and low self esteem for many years. She helped me find the clarity and confidence I need in order to get through the day. She helped me realize my true potential and that I'm worthy and valuable in this world. I'm very grateful that I was assigned to her.

Written by R.O. on Sep 20, 2019 after therapy with Mitchica for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I had a great experience with Mitchica. She is very compassionate and understanding and had a very calming demeanor. I felt very secure and confident talking with her and the feedback she provided was valuable and helpful.

Written by E.U. on Sep 13, 2019 after therapy with Mitchica for 3 weeks

Very kind, respectful, and understanding! Mitchica is wonderful!

Work with me!