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LCSW Erin Smith

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Erin Smith is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. I also helped many individuals who have experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse as a child or adult.

I would describe my counseling style as empathetic, open, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with upmost respect, empathy, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral theory, strengths perspective, systems theory, and problem solving approaches. I will adapt each session and interaction to meet your unique and specific needs at that time pulling on various approaches.

I applaud you for reaching out to work through various scenarios in your life. I am available to assist and help you whenever you are ready.

I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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I really appreciate her messaging to me and holding me account

K.E.·May 01, 2021


Erin has a way of understanding me and hearing me without me having to overly explain myself. She offers just what I need and has constructive suggestions. She gives me coping skills I need and empowers me to think through things myself.

F.R.·Apr 15, 2021


Erin is an excellent listener and has a very calm and kind demeanor. She has helped me deal with anxiety and depression and has made me feel more in control of my life.

K.A.·Apr 08, 2021


Erin is such a wonderful therapist & I'm so glad I found her. She is a great listener & able to help me process & discuss various personal & professional issues that come up in my life.

J.U.·Feb 28, 2021


Erin is amazing! I’ve only had the pleasure of working with her for a bit over a month but I’ve already made so much progress in that amount of time. She’s incredibly insightful, wise, and encouraging. I’m incredibly grateful for her support as I work through processing some difficult things.

B.E.·Jan 08, 2021


She's been great. I appreciate her for being understanding

N.Y.·Dec 10, 2020


Erin is very comforting and supportive, has been an excellent listener and already is helping me figure things out that have been on my mind for a while and causing anxiety and depression. I appreciated her advice and activities to try, coming up with new ideas.

M.I.·Dec 09, 2020


Erin is fantastic. She brings a very fresh and helpful perspective that has really helped me learn and grow. I enjoy and look forward to my sessions.

C.H.·Oct 25, 2020


Erin is so fantastic and a great listener with always incredible insights and advice!

A.L.·Oct 20, 2020


She has been great! She is friendly and a great listener.

C.A.·Sep 17, 2020


Erin is fantastic :) Very empathetic, accepting and unbiased. She offers helpful exercises to alleviate anxiety and negative thought processes. Highly recommend!

L.I.·Sep 05, 2020


Talking with Erin is like talking with a friend that knows exactly what to say.

M.O.·Jul 23, 2020


Erin is amazing! She has the best advice and truly cares about making a difference in my life. If I ever have any questions or am confused about something going on in my life, she helps me to understand my emotions and thoughts. Thanks Erin for making my BetterHelp experience a great one!

A.M.·Jun 22, 2020


She is very understanding, nonjudgemental, very easy to open up to. She particularly understands trauma and helps people overcome their hurtful legacy as a long process since there is no quick fix.

B.A.·Jun 09, 2020


She's helping me feel feelings, and as someone who isn't really comfortable sharing, that is a win!

K.E.·May 11, 2020


Erin is amazing. I had quit therapy due to not feeling a great connection with my previous therapist. Erin has been more helpful in these first few sessions than my previous one was. I feel as though I have a better path to reach my personal goals to leading my best life.

M.E.·May 03, 2020


She helps me help myself.

P.A.·Nov 13, 2019


Erin is fantastic! Wonderfull listener and gives great advice. I’ve learned a lot about myself from our sessions together.

A.L.·Nov 03, 2019


Finding Erin on BetterHelp was the best thing that has ever happened to me. She is the most understanding person, and will be your cheerleader, devil’s advocate, friend, crying shoulder... anything you need her to be. I was going through a state of constant crisis, and Erin made sure I was okay through the entire thing. You can tell she actually cares about you as a person, not as just another patient.

A.M.·Sep 02, 2019


Erin is great getting down to the issue one layer at a time.

P.A.·Jul 23, 2019


Erin is truly fantastic, her expertise has been invaluable to me during the darkest time in my life!

L.I.·May 28, 2019


I believe I wrote a fairly complimentary review of Erin back when I started counseling with her but it just keeps getting better the more we talk. She has great insight on everything I'm dealing with and she always has a cheery disposition (which can be very refreshing when talking about your problems). I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone to talk to. She's trustworthy, kind, and respectful.

M.E.·May 12, 2019


Erin has been great, she is kind, understanding, and really feels things with you. She's a solid supporter on working through issues, makes you think and piece together items you might not have considered before, and it really helps working through things. I'm extremely grateful for Erin.

S.H.·Apr 07, 2019


Erin has been absolutely amazing so far! She really takes the time to listen and offer suggestions. I’m not always the most responsive right away and she always checks in, which I really appreciate. Thanks, Erin!

K.A.·Mar 24, 2019


I have been working with Erin for quite some time now, and she has been a HUGE help to me during these tough times. It’s definitely a struggle when I have to balance school and work but Erin makes herself as flexible as she can and dedicates her full attention and care towards you during each and every session.

C.H.·Mar 04, 2019


Erin is an extremely empathetic, insightful, and intelligent person. She not only listens, but suggests and proposes ideas and solutions to your problems to help expand your overall perspective of things. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling in a relationship or anything else.

A.B.·Jan 17, 2019


Erin has been a huge help to me. She is very kind.

K.E.·Dec 27, 2018


Erin has been a wonderful, compassionate listener. She’s been a great “outlet” for me so far. I would recommend her to anyone seeking someone to listen. I’m only in my first month but I always look forward to my phone calls! Thank you Erin and BetterHelp!

D.A.·Dec 23, 2018


Erin has been extremely helpful to me and accommodating. I feel like she understands where I am coming from and provides great rational advice.

P.A.·Dec 08, 2018


I absolutely love that I can carry my support system with me, she’s has helped me so much in just the little time, just having someone be understanding and actually hearing what I’m saying has made such a difference for me she truly cares and wants to make sure you get what you need out of your experience. This is my first time seeking any kind of help and I was sceptic about it but she has shown me how much it can truly make a difference in your life to talk threw things to an outside source. Thank you so much !!!!

L.Y.·Nov 29, 2018


Erin has continually supported me and given me great advice during our time together. I would highly recommend her to others.

V.I.·Nov 25, 2018


I was very hesitant about getting counseling but Erin made me feel very comfortable within the first few minutes of our session. I feel like she is on my side and genuinely wants to help me. I don’t feel judged at all. I’m in the early stages of working with Erin but I look forward to talking to her weekly and already I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off of me by having her to talk to.

N.A.·Nov 05, 2018


I’ve loved working with Erin until now. She knows how to keep the conversation productive, is completely nonjudgmental, and has helped me a lot in a short time.

C.A.·Nov 01, 2018


Although I have only spoken with Erin, I am very satisfied with the way she is working with me. She is a great listener and has given me good advice. Looking forward to working with her more.

C.A.·Oct 15, 2018


Erin has been a joy to work with. Her responses are always thoughtful and insightful, and she seems to know exactly what I need to hear. I have grown and learned so much through working with her. She responds promptly to all my messages. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to talk!

A.L.·Sep 28, 2018


Erin Smith offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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