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.
• Stress, Anxiety
• Relationship issues
• Career difficulties
• Communication issues
• Coping with life changes
LPC # 006779 (09/30/2020)
Additional areas of focus: 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, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC006779
MD LCPC LC0480
Dr. Smith is the smartest, wisest, easiest to talk to therapist there is. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with her by Better Help and I look forward to our sessions every week.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Super sweet and understanding
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
Excellent listener and in a short time helped me see things differently
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
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 Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
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 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
Betterhelp and Dr. Smith are amazing, so glad that I have this outlet to reflect and progress , thank you!
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