Yvonne Smith

(LCSW)
Therapist Yvonne Smith Photo

About Me

Hi there! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon for over 20 years. My background has provided me with a wealth of diverse experiences. I have worked in medical social work, including many years as a hospice social worker. I also have had a private practice in which I specialized in working with people who had either had weight loss surgery, or were contemplating it. In addition to these areas, I am also a tenured college instructor teaching in human services and gerontology.

I am passionate about helping people reach their goals. My approach is very collaborative--it is important that we work together to achieve the best possible outcomes. I may know a lot about counseling techniques and what helps people in general, but YOU are the expert in your own life. I am confident that we can work together to create successful outcomes.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L2491 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Yvonne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Yvonne is kind, supportive, and intelligent. She listens and supports my process. Sessions feel individualized and beneficial.

Written by O.V. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Yvonne for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Yvonne has been an anchor during this terrible storm we have all been facing. She has not only encouraged me to grow, but motivated me to be the best version of myself. She begins ever session with a clear understanding of where I am in life. I appreciate all that she has done for me.

Written by L.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Yvonne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Yvonne has been wonderful to help me work through whatever I’m going through in this crazy time as well as bigger self improvement work I wanted to address. I was skeptical of Betterhelp but she has exceeded my expectations.

Written by C.A. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Yvonne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Yvonne is the best thing that ever happened to me! After working with a few other therapists, I almost gave up therapy but decided to try one more. Yvonne was exactly what I needed, not only does she listen but she gives real, manageable steps for me to use to work on things. I had no idea how to fix the things I wanted to fix and she lays out practices and sends me literature so I can really wrap my brain around it. She’s changed my life!

Written by S.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Yvonne for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Yvonne has been essential in helping me deal with my anxiety and stress. She has helped me get back on track to being productive and feel that life is manageable again. Yvonne also helped me create healthy boundaries and in my relationships, familial and otherwise. She has given me a different perspective and I greatly appreciate the time I had with her.

Written by C.H. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Yvonne for 4 weeks

Yvonne is intuitive, listens well, and is clearly a well-practiced professional. I'd highly recommend her to anyone, and feel blessed to have found her through Better Help.

Written by K.E. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I have a lot of past issues and its always been hard for me to talk about, but this Yvonne is helping me open up and come into terms with my feelings.

Written by B.R. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Yvonne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Yvonne has been such a critical support system for my grief. She has provided me with multiple tools to help work through a lot of the grief and trauma that I have experienced. She always listens and provides intentional guidance for me. I feel like I can trust her in every one of our sessions. I am really grateful that I found this platform and Yvonne was my assigned counselor.