Laura Smith, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work in Frederick, Maryland, 21701

Laura Smith, MSW, LCSW-C

Laura Smith, MSW, LCSW-C

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSWC - 14063
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21271
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Office 1
1005 Motter Avenue
Frederick, Maryland 21701
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Office 2
4405 East-West Highway
Suite 311-A
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health

Fees: I can provide documentation for you to submit for "out of network" coverage. My usual office rate is $160 per hour but a sliding scale fee is available.

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For many people, the decision to enter into therapy can be daunting-- they may be unsure of what to expect, they may be uncertain if it will be helpful, and they may be fearful of the idea of sharing a side of themselves with someone they do not know. I am empathetic to these feelings and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is essential to the healing process, and I collaborate with my clients to create a trusting environment.

I believe that our early experiences continue to influence our present lives and therapy can assist in gaining a fuller understanding of oneself. This can allow clients to make more satisfying choices about their relationships, career, and an authentic experience of themselves. I have experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, low feelings of self-worth, trauma, and relationship conflicts, with additional training in couple's therapy. I am conveniently located in Bethesda, MD and look forward to speaking with you about your personal journey toward healing, discovery, and growth.

Email or Call Laura Smith, MSW, LCSW-C at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21271

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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