Dr. Anita L. Gadhia-Smith, Psy.D
Anita L. Gadhia-Smith, Psy.D
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues, as well as with relationship, couple, and family issues, and 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 move toward your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques.
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 conferences internationally, nationally, and on radio and television. I have also served as a consultant for the U.S. Congress in substance abuse parity legislation. I am currently in private practice full-time, as well as affiliated with several treatment programs throughout the country.
My bestselling books, "FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY," "PRACTICAL THERAPY," "LIVE AND LOVE EACH DAY," and "HOW TO STAY TOGETHER" are available on Amazon.com. Please visit my website, practicaltherapy.net, to see television video clips of my interviews on a variety of topics.
Awarded "Best of Washington DC, Psychotherapy, 2013" by the Washington DC Award Program. Honored for achievement in the field of mental health by Strathmore's Who's Who Publication, 2013.
Best of Washington DC, 2013 Psychotherapy
• BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1985
• Msw, Catholic University of America, 1999
• PSYD, Southern California University, 2001
Number of Staff
English, French, Gujarati
Conditions / Issues
Monday through Friday
Last Update: Mon May 02, 2016 13:00:10