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Vanesha Smith

Vanesha Smith, LLMSW - Offering Telehealth


Mental Health Therapist

“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
  • Body Image
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Young Adult Issues

Other Practice Areas

  • Cultural Identity Issues
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Adults (18+)


  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother Allied


  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

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