Online Counseling
Accepts International Clients

Ph.D. Dr. Stephen Smith

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

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

More about me

Licensing: Ph.D.
Years in Practice: 11
State: VA

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As your psychotherapist, I will work with you to increase your understanding of self, others, and relationships. I will help you to increase your skills for coping with past traumas, present challenges, and future worries. Through compassion and validation, I will strive to reduce your distress and increase your hopefulness about the future. I am committed to understanding you as an complex, whole person with a personal experience and story. Whether you are joining psychotherapy for the first time, returning to treatment, coming alone, or with others, I am ready to meet you where you are in your treatment journey. So, lets get started!

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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Stress Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues ADHD LGBT Relationship issues Grief Intimacy-related issues Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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Reviews for Dr. Stephen Smith

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Dr. Smith has a warm, quiet, and knowledgeable way about him. He listens, naturally, without intersecting his own biases. I personally dont take well to advice, but he guided me to where I need to go without a fuss- I didn't even notice it. He helped me out of a tough time by subtly letting me see my situation clearly. He did so without making any assumptions or inserting his opinion. He's great!

A.M.·Aug 16, 2022


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M.I.·Jul 16, 2022


Dr. Smith is one of the most engaging therapists I’ve ever had. He listens compassionately, inquires often and isn’t afraid to point out self-destructive behaviour. His knowledge is invaluable and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

M.A.·Jul 15, 2022


Dr. Smith is thoughtful and engaged. He listens intently and then explores ideas/solutions/avenues that leave room for the patient to populate with their own perspective and style. I greatly appreciate his feedback and insights and look forward to working with him in the future. Thank you, Stephen!

S.E.·May 04, 2022


He is very understanding, actively listens to everything you say. He proactively responds to any messages or worksheets that are sent throughout the week. He’s easy to talk to, supportive, and very respectful and kind.

K.I.·Apr 21, 2022


Extremely effective, compassionate and professional. Would recommend highly.

S.V.·Mar 23, 2022


I’ve been meeting with Dr. Smith for about a month and his insight has been very helpful—great listening skills, good pace in the dialogue and good insight on how to help me where I’m feeling stuck in life. I would indeed recommend him to others on this platform! I’ve found it very convenient and easy to schedule, journal, and share notes with him when I want to in preparation for my next sessions.

J.A.·Jan 05, 2022


Dr Snith seems like a really good doctor. He did listen to me and did offer feedback. I would recommend him.

N.I.·Oct 07, 2021


Dr Smith is the first therapist I’ve had that actually listens AND gives useful feedback. He’s kind, empathetic, and is someone anyone would be grateful to have in their lives.

H.E.·Oct 06, 2021


Dr. Stephen Smith offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available Now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.