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ABOUT ME:
Brandy Smith, LCSW, LICSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am committed to providing you with the most exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere through a secure HIPAA Compliant zoom space. 

Welcome to the journey of self-discovery and healing. As we embark on this path together, I highly value the connections forged with each individual who enters my therapeutic space. Building trust and establishing a sense of safety are paramount to our work, as the client-therapist relationship forms the bedrock for transformative change and healing.

WORKING WITH ME:

I specialize in a client-centered therapeutic approach, integrating various methodologies such as Attachment Theory, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), The Flash Technique, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness techniques, and DBT Skills. Recognizing the efficacy of evidence-based practices, I draw from the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which cites EMDR as a proven method for addressing PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. You can learn more about EMDR here.

If you've navigated to this page, you've taken the pivotal first step toward healing and personal growth. I work with individuals who have faced trauma, PTSD, panic disorder, performance anxiety, chronic low self-esteem, insecurities, confidence issues, or overwhelming life transitions. Whether through traditional talk therapy or the transformative power of EMDR, I am here to support you through these challenges.

My passion lies in helping individuals uncover their authentic selves. Tailoring my therapeutic approach to your unique needs, I adopt a collaborative stance to provide the necessary support and guidance for you to achieve your goals. Together, we'll address any hurdles preventing you from living your best life, be it anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.

CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE
I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work with a minor in Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. With a rich background, I have served as a Psychotherapist in diverse settings, including Hospitals, the Veterans Administration, and my Private Practice. My experience spans working with various populations, including adults, teens, children, parents, couples, Military personnel, and Veterans.

Currently focusing on adults aged 18 to end of life in my Private Practice. My experience includes over three decades of experience in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. Since 2016, I have been dedicated to providing Individual Psychotherapy, overseeing Behavioral Health in a Northern California hospital from 2017 to 2022. In my most recent role, I served as a Clinical Supervisor for a large team of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers in a Level I Trauma Emergency Department and Children's Hospital's Emergency Department.

If you seek a therapist who listens without judgment and guides you on your journey of healing and growth, I invite you to reach out to me today. Together, we will navigate the path toward a more fulfilling and balanced life.

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