Dr. Lonnie Smith


About me

Hello, I am Dr. Lonnie Smith, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I earned my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at The Union Institute and University. I started my first practice in Knoxville Tennessee.

I provide therapy services specializing in depression, anxiety, grief relationship issues, and adolescents. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including, ADHD, family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Christian counseling. I am involved in continuing research and emerging trends of therapy. I am an educator to graduate and doctorate students who are pursuing their goal of becoming therapists themselves.

I am married and have two children. My hobbies are reading and working out. I was a college basketball player, so I love sports.

I have many years of experience which makes me feel that I can assist with your needs. I look forward to providing services that will help your life to be fulfilling and happy.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Codependency , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lonnie Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Lonnie for 4 months

Awesome therapist! I could not recommend more treats people like a human he is very understanding and insightful A++++

Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Lonnie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Smith has been a great patient listener and given very thoughtful and sound advice. I am very grateful for his skillset and his emotional intelligence.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Lonnie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I just started my journey with Dr Smith and so far he has been very patient, respectful and already has guided me professionally. I am very comfortable with him.

Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Lonnie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thank you Dr. Smith! Before working with Dr. Smith I felt the Tasmanian devil was running through my body and mind. I felt lost and super out of control. Today (months later), I have the perfect tools that align specifically with me and the confidence to actually use them when things get bumpy. I can honestly say Dr. Smith helped tremendously with me getting to this place. He created a space that was easy for me to share. I felt heard and understood always. I felt like he had my best interest in mind. I would recommend Dr. Smith to anyone who is looking to focus and work on self. Thank you teencounseling.com for matching us. And thank you again Dr. Smith for working with me through a significant part of my journey.

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Lonnie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr. Smith has been pivotal in helping me transform the way I think about the circumstances in my life. He is empathetic and a good listener. Highly recommend!

Written on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Lonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Smith was very easy to talk to. He listened to everything I said and responded without making me feel judged or like he was analyzing me. He asked questions that really made me think. He also made himself available if I needed to reach out in between sessions. I would highly recommend.

Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Lonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Thankful for Dr. Smith, definitely God sent.

Work with me!