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Dr. Dave Smith Ed,D

Dr. Dave Smith Ed,D

13 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hi there, I am Dr. Smith. Do you need a therapist who encourages, motivates and instills hope that empowers you to take control of your struggles so you can live out the best version of yourself? Life, Love and relationships often come with unique challenges that can make us feel like we are being pulled in many directions. These challenges are combined with work and financial stress that can often leave us exhausted and dissatisfied with life. I help individuals, couples and families identify stressors so that together we can begin the healing process and improve your quality of life and relationships. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse or relationship issues I am here to help. I use an approach centered around compassion, empathy, and the belief that all of us have worth and dignity. The evidence-based techniques used will give you hope while working toward the change that led you to therapy.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we'll start with a brief introduction, then dive into the specific challenges our facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Clinical mental health, substance abuse and couples therapy are my passions as a therapist. I believe our unique patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviors are significant factors in our experiences, both good and bad. Since these patterns have such a significant impact on our experiences, it makes sense that altering these patterns can change our experiences.

About Dr. Dave Smith Ed,D

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Identify and challenge negative thoughts or cognitive distortions. Replace the negative thoughts with positive affirmations or cognitive restructuring to improve overall life satisfaction.


Assessment and goal setting: families and individuals are thoroughly assessed to determine their unique dynamics and attachment patterns that form emotional bond between people who share a relationship.