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Dr. Sonia Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York, (LCSW-R), certified Family Life Educator (NAD), an informed therapist in Complicated Grief Treatment Therapy (Center for Complicated Grief), an Empowerment Facilitator with the 4 Real Women International Organization, Inc. (4RWI), and a Relationship Life Coach.

I have over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of Social Work supporting individuals, couples and families across a broad scope of life issues, including prevention of child abuse and neglect, grief and bereavement, domestic violence, adolescent gang involvement, community violence and trauma.

I specialize in family therapy, psychotherapy and mental health counseling that assist couples, individuals, and families regain rightful balance in their relationships with each other, and their overall wellbeing.

I am also a passionate and active advocate for and voice against social injustices that affect the lives of individuals and families, especially women and children. My motto is “Mending the Broken and Healing the Wounded”.

I am looking forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Women's issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NY LCSW R042694-1

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Sonia 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.

Dr. Smith was very easy to talk to. This was my first experience with therapy and she made me feel comfortable and at ease that i could open up to her. Her Christian values were very aligned with my faith and i feel it will enhance my therapy journey

Written on Jun 10, 2024 after therapy with Sonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Smith is a good listener!

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Sonia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I enjoyed working with Dr. Smith the last few months! I found her very easy to talk with and I felt understood. She’s an experienced therapist, and incorporates both traditional and spiritual elements to therapy. My sessions with her encouraged me to continue doing the inner work while allowing myself to go through the journey of “grief/loss” at my own pace. Informative- empowering- calming!

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Sonia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr Smith is an exceptional therapist with a diverse understanding of micro aggressions within family background, and coping with grief and loss. She approaches depression, anxiety and trauma in a holistic manner and focuses less on the definition of the illness itself, and more on bettering the individual.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Sonia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching