Last updated: 5/1/2019

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C (301) 656-1404
Last Updated: 5/1/2019
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Years of Experience: 15

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


DC - LICSW [LC303599]
MD - LCSW-C [11151]

Credentials and Certifications:

“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 ten 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.

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 nationally and internationally, 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,"  "HOW TO STAY TOGETHER,"  and "HOW TO HEAL EMOTIONAL TRAUMA" are available at

Awarded "Best of Washington DC, Psychotherapy, 2013 and 2018" by the Washington DC Award Program. Honored for achievement in the field of mental health by Strathmore's Who's Who Publication, 2013.


Office and Contact Information
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Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-1404

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237
Washington, DC 20007  

(202) 342-1762

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Depression Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Self Abuse Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Geriatric Consultation Imago Relationship Therapy Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Social Support Spiritual Counseling Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Contemplative Dream Work or Analysis Jungian Mediation Nutrition Counseling Sex Therapy Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Chronic Illness
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish

Multi-cultural experience:
Asian Indian
Arabic Armenian Brazilian Hispanic Irish Italian Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $250
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $250

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral