Ann Smith, LCSW-C
|Professions: Clinical Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical - 09775|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: $75-$150 or client pays insurance copayments/coinsurance
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Thank you for reading my profile,and for taking steps toward feeling better. I enjoy helping through therapy by facilitating a calm and listening presence so that you feel heard, understood and validated. In many ways, therapy is a purposeful conversation, focused on helping you to identify and sort through your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to better understand yourself. While increasing this awareness, we can then identify our choices and areas for change. Many of us come to therapy feeling fearful, depressed and inadequate, perhaps from adverse experiences, losses of important relationships and roles, or from goals that haven't been achieved as we planned. During times of distress, it is still important to identify your strengths, as well as to talk about and savor your new possibilities and solutions. I find it most gratifying to help you to view yourself and your life from an alternate perspective, as well as with acceptance. My approach to therapy is also about collaborating with you on identifying coping tools for managing the effects of painful emotions, by helping you to challenge negative thinking habits and destructive actions, and with assisting you in using more healthy communication patterns in your relationships.
Email or Call Ann Smith, LCSW-C at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24783
More Info About My Practice
I practice within the Canton area of Baltimore City, close to Boston Street. within the Charm City Integrative Health center, which also offers acupuncture and massage by two licensed professionals. I am in network with the following health insurance plans: Aetna, APS, BC/BS, CareFirst, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, and Magellan. I also participate with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), including: E-4 Health, Inova, Ulliance and Workplace Options.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Mental health conditions I am skilled at helping with include anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, eating and body image concerns, recovery from addictions and trauma, LGBTQ concerns, relationship distress, couples and marital therapy, and phase of life transitions and adjustments. I have over 16 years of psychotherapy and clinical social work experience with adults in outpatient psychiatry clinics, employee assistance programs, counseling centers at local universities, and in private practice settings. I often utilize therapy modalities including Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), interpersonal, psychodynamic and principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With couples, I utilize principles and strategies from the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused therapy. In addition, I may incorporate Mindfulness-Based practices for stress reduction and symptom relief (for anxiety and depression). I have completed 2 MBSR classes as a participant, and a professional practicum in MBSR, 2014.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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