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Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith

Location: 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

Teletherapy sessions available.
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description: 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 twenty 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", “7 KEYS TO PERSONAL IDENTITY” and “THE GOLDEN MEAN” 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
Bipolar Disorder
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Impaired Professionals
LGBTQ Issues
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Additional Demographic Expertise: Asian
Middle Eastern
Additional Languages: French
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Multicultural Therapy
Object Relations Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Self Psychology
Social Learning
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
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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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Years in Practice:  Over 20
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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Last Modified: 7/20/2024  

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