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Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith

Office: Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Consultation Services to Employers
Court Ordered Evaluations
Fitness for Duty Evaluations
Practice Description:
Teletherapy sessions available.

I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions and recovery issues, as well as with relationship, couple, and family issues. I have worked in the field for over fifteen years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple, and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques.

Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I believe that through therapy, profound and lasting positive change can occur. I am a doctor of psychology, as well as a licensed independent clinical social worker. I have spoken at international and national conferences, and on television, film, and radio about mental health treatment, addictions, and relationship issues. I have also served as a consultant for the U.S. Congress in substance abuse parity legislation. My bestselling books, "FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY," "PRACTICAL THERAPY," "LIVE AND LOVE EACH DAY," "HOW TO STAY TOGETHER", "HOW TO HEAL EMOTIONAL TRAUMA" and “7 KEYS TO PERSONAL IDENTITY” are available at Please visit my website:
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Bipolar Disorder
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Impaired Professionals
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Family Systems
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Social Learning
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Asian American
Middle Eastern
Additional Languages: French
Education: B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1985

M.S.W., Catholic University of America, 1999

Psy.D, Southern California University, 2001
License #: 11151
Licensed In: Maryland
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Awarded "Best of Washington DC, Psychotherapy,” 2013, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Washington DC Award Program.
Honored for achievement in the field of mental health by Strathmore's Who's Who Publication, 2013.

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, Therapist in Bethesda

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Washington, DC 20007

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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