Ann Jacob Smith

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Ann Jacob Smith

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - LC1960
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $230-250 for 50-60 mins


5480 Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 210
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

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My Approach to Helping

I am a psychotherapist licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia and have been providing services to individuals and families for over 26 years. My areas of expertise include individual and family recovery from such difficulties as complex trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce, or health-related issues, as well as a specialization in the treatment of adolescents, families, and adults who struggle with eating disturbances. In addition, I provide consultations on parenting, managing life with adolescents, or reducing family conflict. My practice includes assessments, consultations, or ongoing therapy, depending on your needs.

My style is very interactive, warm, and direct, with an emphasis on making sure the therapy is a good fit for you. I was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems, with additional certificates in trauma-informed treatment and the treatment of complex trauma. It is my personal philosophy that every session should feel productive, with the immediate goal of experiencing relief from your symptoms or distress.

In my specialized work with eating disorders, I will often use techniques based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to challenge destructive thinking patterns that lead to symptomatic behaviors. If appropriate, I incorporate families into treatment and am trained in the"Maudsley" or family-based approach (FBT) to treating Anorexia Nervosa. However, there is no such thing as "one type of therapy fits all" so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your personal needs and goals.

I pride myself on my recovery rates and will work tirelessly with you to achieve that goal. Please call or email me for an individual or family therapy consultation today.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Eating disturbances
    Emerging adults
    Adults in transition (separation/divorce)
    Complex trauma

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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