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Amy Afua Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who graduated from Wheelock College with a Master's Degree in Social Work. Ms. Smith’s diverse background includes working with homeless individuals and families in a variety of community settings including hospitals, shelters and within the child welfare system.



Her clinical social work with families ignited her interest in psychotherapy. Ms. Smith’s background as the daughter of immigrant African parents makes her perceptive to the issues facing individuals and communities of various backgrounds especially as it impacts human rights and social justice. Ms. Smith specializes in suicide prevention, domestic violence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma.



Ms. Smith is dedicated to lowering barriers to receiving mental health services. Ms. Smith’s background and work experiences have propelled her to create a group for women of color to reduce the stigma of mental health and access. Ms. Smith is the creator and founder of W.O.K.E. (Women of Kolour Empowered). The group was established in 2018 and has over 1300 members nationwide. Her work was featured in O Magazine (The Oprah Magazine) in June 2019’s edition.


Specialties

Sexual Trauma
Trauma
Couples
Depression
Women's Issues

Education

Masters in Social Work
Wheelock College


Accepted Insurance

Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Aetna
Cigna


If you're experiencing emotional distress, the resources below provide free and confidential support 24/7. If this is an emergency, call 911.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741