Dr. Rita Smith

LPC, LCPC

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have seen transformation in the lives of individuals, couples, and families over the 25 years I have worked in the helping profession. I have worked in agencies with diverse population, universities, private practices, and military installations using expertise and counseling techniques to bring dynamic change and wholeness. I believe everyone can create a life that is enjoyed and full of meaning.
I use Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. My goal is to meet you where you are and support your steps forward to success and well-being.
Special Ties
• Stress, Anxiety
• Relationship issues
• Career difficulties
• Communication issues
• Coping with life changes
• Self-esteem
Licensing
LPC # 006779 (09/30/2020)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC006779

MD LCPC LC0480


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Rita 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 Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Super sweet and understanding

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Excellent listener and in a short time helped me see things differently

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Smith is very solutions oriented which makes me feel more in control than I did before working with her. She has a kind yet direct way of communicating that makes it easy to stay focused and make progress more quickly.

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr.Smith is not your typical therapist. She makes you feel like your sessions is just two friends having a deep conversation. She does not try to be clinical with you. She keeps it real with you and tells you want you need to hear not what you want to hear.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Betterhelp and Dr. Smith are amazing, so glad that I have this outlet to reflect and progress , thank you!

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

She was great

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smith actively listens to me and provides positive feedback with suggestions and supporting me with decisions I have to make.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

Great!

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ruth Smith is very good at listening. Listening to what I say and what I leave out. She asks me the tough questions and helps me realize what I have been doing that holds me back. She is a God-Send ... not entirely convinced that she is not an angel, but I am pretty sure God would pay her better.

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

I cannot say enough kind words about Dr. Smith. And a short period of time, she has equipped me with so many tools to deal with my anxiety and overthinking. She is a blessing and I am going to continue to recommend her to all of my friends and family. I look forward to continuing to work with her throughout my future and so grateful that she’s able to be a part of this platform

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very sweet person.

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I love talking with Dr. Smith. It feels that she has a beautiful soul and a very kind way about her. She gets to listen to me ramble about my life stories. I feel heard.

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smith has been invaluable to me. She has become a destination for support, reason, tools and strength as I’ve worked through many life changes and self growth. Dr. Smith asks great questions, gives thoughtful responses and also kindly keeps me accountable to the progress and not going backwards in thought or action. I have told everyone close to me about my sessions and am so grateful I have better help a try.

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have greatly appreciated Dr. Smith's advice and expertise!

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is very helpful!

Written on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smith is a great listener and problem solver.

Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Smith was easy to talked to while asking questions that helped me think of the situation in a different light. And very supportive of my steps towards improvement. I was very happy with the sessions i had with her and i am in a much better place now.

Written on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is very kind and always try to understand.

Written on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr. Smith is a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist. She is willing to take the time to help clarify and develop therapy goals. She also is supportive when the challenges of life are large and you need a listening ear.

Work with me!