Hi, my name is Racquel Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I earned my Master of Social Work and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College in New York City. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including infertility, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and loss and grief. I also helped many people who have end of life concerns.
My treatment style is laid back but warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. I also look at a person’s strength because we are always our biggest critic. I believe everyone has tools in their tool kit to build on their strengths and I am here to guide you. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively, at their pace, to make them feel safe and supported.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW17280
I enjoyed the work we accomplished together in the short time I had with Racquel and I will continue to do the hard things to move forward in my healing! She has been a light and a comfort to me and I'm sure many, many others. Thank you, Racquel, for being among the truly compassionate humans who give people like me the strength to keep hoping for more!
Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
In my short amount of time participating in online therapy, Racquel Smith has been so kind and helpful. She listens and provides a truthful and meaningful response.
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Raquel has been has been awesome. Lately, very patient with me. When life is so busy, it's nice to have someone who understands and remains encouraging.
Written on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
She is a wonderful therapist, professional and cares. She is always on time and gives help with the struggles you may be going through with worksheets. I highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Loved working with Racquel! Thanks so much!
Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 1 month on issues concerning career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Racquel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management