Dorothy Smith


Dorothy Smith


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0904011386
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: *** $110 per session and $110 Intake fee during the Covid-19 crisis only.
Will return to:
$150 regular session fee
$170 intake fee
When the clinician deems the crisis as truly recovering in the NVa. area.
No insurances accepted, but I can provide a receipt for you. It is your responsibility, but many insurances will provide reimbursement based on your policy.
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13890 Braddock Road
Suite 312
Centreville, Virginia 20121

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My Approach to Helping

I'm here to help! Call me for a free consult and then decide if you want to go forward. First I believe listening to your story is one of our most important steps. So you can be certain that I will hear you and consult with you as we work together. I use more than one approach and tailor these therapies and modalities to your needs. CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative, and Solution-Focused, journalling and creativity are just some of the approaches we may work with together and, be assured, I will explain it all as you go and generally you can make choices based on what is working for you.

More Info About My Practice

Counseling is a mid-life career choice for me, a culmination of my 35 years of experience working with people in the arts and various service industries, as well as teaching, and volunteering with both adult and youth populations. If you want a wide, creative, and personal approach, then call me. I think of therapy as a systemic way to help you: manage anxiety, learn meditation, take care of your physical health, treat yourself with kindness, and slow down to examine where you’ve been and where you want to go. I will partner with you to work on your goals, while examining areas needing improvement and building on your strengths.
My first goal is to get to know you. Then together we try to find immediate practical interventions to help stabilize your situation. I take a slow, careful approach to working with trauma and allow a client to unfold at their own pace. With creatively open clients I use poetry, art, writing, photography, and sculpture techniques to help you gain insight.
My approach is basically positive, empathetic, and encouraging. I will help you take an honest look at both your positive and negative life patterns, so that you can begin to strengthen those patterns which are supportive of your goals and of building positive relationships in your life.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, seniors, children ages 4-10, clients with intellectual disabilities

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodrama
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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