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Barbara Smith(she/her/hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
North Carolina

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
Available this week
Intro phone consultations
Offers a free 15 min phone consultation to get started

Great to meet you!

I've been a clinical social worker for more than 25 years, and in that time I've worked in a variety of roles, including therapist, case manager, clinical supervisor and educator. For 17 years, I worked in a specialty clinic for people who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders. I've also worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I work primarily from a cognitive behavioral framework. As a clinical social worker, I use a systems lens and involve families and social networks, and consider how culture shapes how we experience the world. I believe that people should be empowered by good information to improve their mental health. I help people find their strengths and develop strategies to get through difficult times.

What you can expect from our first session

I meet people where they are, with non-judgement and warmth. I want to hear your story, and believe that there can be relief in the telling. That's the starting point. And then we can work together on the goals you set -- whether it's reducing your current emotional distress, finding a path forward through grief, or reaching the goals you set for yourself.


Barbara's style is

EmpoweringEmpowering
Solution-orientedSolution-oriented
WarmWarm

Insurance carriers Barbara accepts

Aetna
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Barbara

MSW (Master of Social Work) at School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
License type: LCSW
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: Relationship Issues, Family Issues, and Grief, Loss
Modalities: Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Psychotic Disorders, Relational, Strength-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)