David Smith, LISW-S, LICDC
David Smith is one of the founders and owners of Behavioral Health Services of Greater Cleveland. He has been providing counseling and social work services since 1992. For close to 30 years he has demonstrated a commitment and passion for clients through his work in a variety of settings. David values clients first and brings a welcoming and accepting attitude to each counseling experience. He strives to create an environment that encourages people to honestly express their concerns to begin the healing process immediately. David believes that our life experience shapes how we react to our environment, and by learning from our past, and interacting mindfully with our present, we can experience peace and calm.
David is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio who helps people from age twelve through older adulthood. He specializes in treating a variety of mental health issues and chemical use disorders. David helps people who experience difficulty with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, mood swings, bi-polar illness, anger management, relational difficulties, parenting, substance abuse and dependency, as well as life adjustment issues. He works with individuals; adolescents and young adults; couples and families; middle aged adults and the older adult population.
Prior to starting Behavioral Health Services of Greater Cleveland with his two partners, David worked in community mental health and chemical dependency treatment centers, private practice and the medical social work field. He has been working with adolescents and adults; the medically fragile and the geriatric population for close to 30 years; helping each group transition into a healthier lifestyle.
Programs + Specialties
Depression, Anxiety, Recovery from Trauma, Other mood disorders, Couples and Family Counseling, Parenting, adjustment through adolescence, chemical dependency, Recovery from addiction using 12-step recovery or alternatives to 12-step recovery. Life adjustment issues. Older adult issues, work life stress; life transitions.
Compassion Theory, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Role of Compassion in mental health and chemical dependency recovery, boundaries.
Training + Education
Integrative Dual Disorder Treatment, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-Step recovery, alternative to 12-step recovery. Chemical Dependency Treatment, Coping with severe mental illness. Families experience with severe mental illness.
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor