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MSW, LCSW Delores Smith

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

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

More about me

Licensing: MSW, LCSW
Years in Practice: 47
State: VA

I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people make decisions related to changes they would like to have in their lives while achieving work/life balance. I also provide behavior modification, problem-solving, and motivation therapy. I work with couples of all kinds, knowing that being a couple or family cannot be defined only in the traditional sense. I take a broad view in this area.

The basis for my efforts is insight therapy. I encourage those who work with me to consider how their decisions and actions enhance or impair the attainment of their goals. This type of understanding is critical for making meaningful life changes.

My work is for and about you! We will go as far and as fast as you are able. Although I offer clarity in recognizing the issues that concern you, I will never take you where you do not want to go. Our work will be free of judgment, allowing you to speak and respond openly. I will always respect you and value what you share with me.

You have made the right decision by embarking on a therapeutic relationship. I hope you choose me to help guide you on that journey.

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 $60 to $90 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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Reviews for Delores Smith

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Deloris is great at listening and giving you an honest opinion. Very helpful and great to work with

Nov 28, 2022


Delores is exactly the type of therapist I need. She is direct, understanding, and encouraging.

Nov 28, 2022


she's a great listener and gives great advice

Nov 21, 2022


She is very empathetic and has great suggestions on how to look at a problem from a different perspective. She’s very concise in her approach and gets straight to the root of the problem. I’d definitely recommend her.

Oct 21, 2022


Delores has been great and helping guide me to things that I had concerns about, but didn't set aside to think about

Oct 07, 2022


Delores is a great therapist! She helped me after the loss of my mother. Her insights were groundbreaking and enlightening

Oct 06, 2022


Ms. Delores is a great listener. I would recommend her to my loved ones.

Sep 05, 2022


Delores is an amazing listener with so much wisdom and insight. She asks the right questions, and has an uncanny ability to guide you forward with kindness, thoughtfulness and beautiful perspective. I highly, highly recommend!

Aug 22, 2022


Delores is a wonderful person that I think that listens and can always provide something insightful to whatever is happening in life. With only a handful of sessions I really do value and respect her for knowledge and skills.

R.A.·Jun 30, 2022


Great listener. Knowledgeable.

B.R.·Jun 14, 2022


Great listener! Delivers genuine thoughts/advice.

S.T.·May 03, 2022


Ms. Smith gives me great advice and helps me get through my difficult time in life at this time.

A.M.·Apr 29, 2022


I came back to BetterHelp specifically for Delores’ help & am grateful she’s still available.

A.S.·Apr 23, 2022


Delores was wonderful and a joy to work with.

J.A.·Oct 28, 2021


The main thing that I can say about Delores is that’s she’s expert at providing sound, reliable feedback as a demonstration of her ability to really hear what her client is saying as a commitment to their mental health and well-being. I’ve had a number of counselors who are part of BetterHelp. By far, Delores is the best, most professional counselor yet!

T.R.·Oct 25, 2021


I’ve only had one session with Delores and it went very well. She’s a great listener, asks really good questions and is very easy to talk to.

J.E.·Oct 18, 2021


She is truly incredible and has been an amazing listening ear!

L.E.·Oct 12, 2021


I highly recommend Delores. You can tell she values your time and is never late for your session. She listens intently while you speak and provides valuable feedback to help solve any issue you may have. Really happy with our sessions and looking forward to working with her.

T.H.·Aug 18, 2021


I am so grateful to have found Delores. She is compassionate, practical and extremely helpful to me. Her questions are thoughtful and intentional in the way they often guide me to my own answers. She clearly cares deeply about people and the work she does. Overall, a great deal of trust has been built, and I feel genuinely supported by Delores Smith.

E.R.·Jul 31, 2021


Dolores has been very helpful and helped me get needed clarity.

S.A.·Jul 31, 2021


Delores is AMAZING! I’ve already recommended her to multiple people. She’s kind, understanding and comforting.

A.M.·Jul 20, 2021


I would recommend Ms. Delores especially to minority women. She is objective and understands the nuances to the life minority women face.

K.H.·Jun 11, 2021


Delores has made a huge impact on me in a short period of time and has already helped open my eyes to things that I either did not realize or things I was not ready to face. Best part is she listens and has provided me complete validation of my feelings.

L.E.·Jun 09, 2021


Delores is wonderful to talk to and always helps me see things more clearly. And for those times that I just need a sounding board, she has been great with that as well. In the short time that I've been working with her, she has made a tremendous difference in my life.

E.S.·May 05, 2021


She is a great listener. She asked all the right questions and helped me pinpoint areas to focus and work on. She's very wonderful.

E.R.·Apr 27, 2021


When I first began seeing Delores, I was all over the place & distraught by a build up of a multiple issues. She listened closely, validated my feelings, began to help me untangle my issues & then smartly started addressing the most immediate concerns. She encourages going at a comfortable pace, whatever that may be for me. She is a good listener—diligent, considerate, empathetic, intuitive & nonjudgmental. I have to say I was wary of an online counseling service, but I couldn’t be more blessed to have been assigned to her.

A.S.·Apr 19, 2021


Delores is such a great listener. She def tries her best to let me figure out or answer my own questions. Never comes off judgements. She’s very respectful & I enjoy my sessions with her so much!!

D.A.·Mar 22, 2021


She is awesome, extremely nice and professional! Thank you

R.A.·Mar 02, 2021


It’s a good experience. I like to say things out loud and get feedback. She’s great at listening and helping you see the little things, that really are a big deal

C.H.·Jan 12, 2021


Delores is amazing. I have been in counseling before but have never felt as positive about the process before. Not only does Delores listen, she asks the questions that require thought and reflection. Delores is extremely gifted.

R.E.·Jan 11, 2021


Delores is consistent and insightful. She asks open ended questions that really make me think and I feel seen/heard and safe to open up. She responds consistently which tells me she values my time as well as her own. She is both professional and relatable, she gives me straight talk when I need it and offers gentle empathy in moment I share pain. While I am the one who chose to seek help and change my behaviors, it’s a relief and blessing to know someone is listening, offering guidance, being a sounding board for me to collect my thoughts and see my actions.

B..·Dec 18, 2020


Delores is completely nonjudgemental and really helps you think through your immediate feelings and perspectives. I'm so grateful to work with her and am comfortable either letting her structure our sessions, or structuring our sessions on my own -- she's content to do either.

M.A.·Dec 09, 2020


Ms Delores, is so caring, she listens, gives feedback, resolutions and homework, the work we are doing is changing my life and giving the tools I need to be successful!

S.H.·Nov 04, 2020


Seems like a very experienced woman that would take all the knowledge and time she's got to help those who need it. She's supportive and you can talk with her knowing that whenever or wherever you do it, you can think of it as a safe place, where judgement's out of the table.

A.C.·Oct 01, 2020


She's a great listener. Very prompt for appointment times and in response to messages. I feel very comfortable with her.

H.E.·Sep 08, 2020


I think my counselor was very supportive. The day I spoke with her I had high anxiety. I think she understood why I was so anxious and had compassion towards what I was going through. And I’ve been very impressed that Dolores has reached out and checked on me a few times. If I was isolating by her reaching out would engage me. I think that is very kind of her. I also feel that it makes me feel cared about. I think she has qualities that makes her rare because many people wouldn’t devote the time in connecting with their clients.

D.I.·Aug 29, 2020


she is amazing

A.L.·Aug 13, 2020


She's great, I feel comfortable with her. We're just at the beginning but I have high hopes already. Thank you Dr. Smith.

A.S.·Jul 28, 2020


Delores is a good listener! Her years of experience show through her well placed, insightful questions. She always leaves me with something to grow on.

D.E.·Jul 27, 2020


Delores is very open to considering issues on your terms and given me great advice that has helped me resolve the problems I have been dealing with.

M.A.·Jul 13, 2020


Delores Smith offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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