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 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
Dr. Smith is extremely respectful and empathetic. She is kind and nonjudgmental and creates a safe space to share concerns.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
I have really enjoyed my interaction with Dr. Smith and she has me looking at myself and things in a different light.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Veronica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues