Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
 therapist: Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith,
In-Person in Washington, DC 20007
In-Person in Bethesda, MD 20814
Therapy is a journey through which find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I believe that through therapy, profound and lasting positive change can occur. My approach is to meet you where you are and help you to move toward your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Senior, Teen

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. I believe that each person is unique, and tailor my treatment approach to fit the specialized needs of the individual.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
  • Female
  • License # 11151, LC303599
  • Licensed in MD, DC
  • Practicing Since 1998
Education: B.A., Johns Hopkins University - 1985 M.S.W., The Catholic University of America - 1999 PsyD., Southern California University - 2001


  • Average Session Fee $ 275.00
  • Out of Network

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Washington, DC 20007 and Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Available Online for residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C.
  • Online Therapy Details: In-person and teletherapy seasions available.
Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith Practice Description
I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions and recovery issues, as well as with relationship, couple, and family issues. I am a doctor of psychology as well as a licensed independent clinical social worker, and have worked in this field for over fifteen years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple, and family modalities. I have served as a consultant for the U.S. Congress in substance abuse parity legislation. I have spoken at national and international conferences, and also on television, film, and radio about mental health treatment, addiction, and relationship issues. Please visit my website, practicaltherapy.net, to see video clips of my television interviews and to learn more about 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,” which are also available at Amazon.com. Awarded "Best of Washington DC, Psychotherapy, 2013, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 by the Washington DC Award Program. Honored for achievement in the field of mental health by Strathmore's Who's Who Publication, 2013. Distinguished Alumni Award from Friends School, 2020

Practice Overview

2500 Q Street Northwest
4800 Hampden Lane
Available both in-person and online
26 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Driving Directions

Please visit my website, practicaltherapy.net, for a map and directions to my two office locations in Georgetown, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland.

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