Michelle Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
(619) 612-5304

Michelle Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 612-5304
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

I'm a versatile therapist focused on creating a supportive environment and providing compassionate and helpful feedback. I began my career more than 15 years ago working with adults and children who've experienced trauma. I specialize in treating individuals with depression, stress and anxiety and provide couple and family counseling to improve relationships and parenting. I have two primary goals as a therapist - create a therapeutic relationship that feels safe and supportive to clients and provide therapy that's effective in relieving suffering and improving people's lives. I'm here to help you reach your goals.
Therapy is part talking, part listening and part doing. I use evidence-based techniques (see Types of Therapy below) to help you understand yourself better, cope with life's challenges, shift unhelpful patterns, confront fears and adopt healthier habits. We'll work with what's happening in your life right now to mend unresolved wounds and grow.
Finding the right "fit" with your therapist is important! Feel free to contact me to discuss what's leading you to therapy and share any questions you might have. I see individuals, couples and families in-person in Mission Valley and throughout California by video. I accept most insurance as an out-of-network provider.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • California Victim Compensation Program
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I assist clients with using in-network and out-of-network benefits with many insurance plans. I accept credit, debit and HSA card payments.
Email me or call (619) 612-5304 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 81503
  • School: San Diego State University

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers

Location

San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 612-5304
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Suicidal Ideation
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 6 Apr 2022
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Michelle Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW