Jason Smith

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with over ten years’ experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages 6 to adult with variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship and family challenges, school/career concerns, stress management, parenting dynamics and life transitions.

I have provided individual and family therapy in variety of settings including in-home, office and community-based services such as school and other community locations. I have worked with teens and their families with varying intensities from concerns relating to school or family, prevention services to avoid placement juvenile justice system and within residential services for youth with a history of criminal or other anti-social behaviors. When working with families, I have described my approach as a kind of family mediation to meet the needs of both the teenager and adult being supportive to both but not taking a side.

My approach is to be sensitive and respectful for multi/cross-cultural factors. My belief is our background and who we are can be sources of strength to bring about positive changes in our lives. I appreciate the differences and work towards fostering healthy and open line of communication. To achieve this goal our sessions will be a judgement free zone. Therapy sessions should be a place where a person feels safe and comfortable to share their thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc. without fear of being criticized or judged. Open communication is not only encouraged, but essential to work towards the improvement you seek in your life.

Change is a process that can be undertaken any stage of your life to make things better. Just because today does not align with how you want things to be, does not reflect how a future tomorrow can be. To this end I am here to support and empower you to take one step toward that brighter future.

If you like what you have read so far, feel free to contact me for a consultation at your convenience. We can discuss your concerns and work towards you and your teenager reaching a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW10075 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Jason is a fabulous counselor. He is full of good advice and has a very calming presence. I would recommend Jason to anyone dealing with stress and anxiety like I was

Written by K.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 2 weeks

Jason has been a great bridge between my son and I, he is non biased, and supportive. He always finds a way to shed light on dark situations. I would recommend him to anyone struggling with their teen. Thanks Jason!

Written by M.I. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Jason is an amazing therapist and I would recommend him to anyone! He has completely changed my life for the better!

Written by C.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jason is my second counselor on teen counseling he is relatable and often uses humor to help me connect and to guide me through my therapy. Easy to communicate negative feelings and thoughts with 10/10 rating.

Written by J.O. on Aug 16, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Jason is an exceptional counselor for me. I use considerable amount of allegory in my thoughts, and he is able to use that to explain how I am feeling. He can put into words, so I can better process WHAT my feelings are. I would highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Jason for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Jason is great. Very friendly and competent. I am very happy that he chose to be my counceller