I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and substance abuse treatment counselor. I have worked with clients having a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and brief/solution-focused counseling. In addition, I'm also a Christian counselor who is experienced with integrating faith, Biblical principles, and practical counseling methods to aid in the recovery process. It is my belief that prayer and scripture are essential tools that can assist the Christian believer in decision-making as well as promote healing from past experiences that have been traumatic and long-lasting. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
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: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 23102
Dr. Smith has given me more tools to succeed and accomplish my goals than I have ever had. I really enjoy working with her, she listens and understands me and is able to make sure I stay on my path.
Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Smith is a good listener and will help you through your issues. She is very timely in response to your messages. She is always on time
For your session. She has even saw me when she wasn't feeling good. She continues to go to conferences to stay up to date.. She is not judgemental but understanding. Gives good resources to help you. She has taken me off the ledge so many times. I recommend her. Good relationship.
Written on Dec 02, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 1 year and 6 months
Dr. Smith has not only been supportive during our video sessions, she is mindful in checking up on me via text messages. I know she really cares for my wellbeing I highly recommend Dr. Smith.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
She is EXTREMELY EXCELLENT!! Best thing I’ve done for me yet!! Bravo!
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Smith is one of those rare personalities that you are able to relax and be your full self. She comes fully prepared to listen and give you solid advice for clearer paths forward. Most importantly she is willing to always ensure that you hold firm to your values and not backslide.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 9 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Dr. Smith is amazing therapist.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem