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Vanesha Smith

Vanesha Smith, LLMSW - Offering Telehealth


Clinical Social Worker

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

I am passionate about servicing my community and working with individuals who have a desire to be the best versions of themselves. My role in the therapeutic process is to create a safe space where I can assist you in recognizing, accepting, and working through your life issues. I am a real therapist with a heart to serve real individuals in a realistic way.

You are the master of your journey, I am simply here to help guide you toward your goals.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and my Master of Social work from Spring Arbor University. I have been a practicing Social Worker for the last six years. I have gained experience in an assortment of settings like juvenile detention, underserved communities, in-home care, and individual/group therapy, to name a few. Areas I work with are anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, trauma, parenting, and much more.


  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Identity Issues
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

Other Practice Areas

  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Spirituality/Faith Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Adults (18+)
  • Family
  • Individuals


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

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