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Adison Buongiorno-Smith Associate Clinical Social Worker

Clinically Supervised

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Under Clinical Supervision

Adison Buongiorno-Smith, Associate Clinical Social Worker, 116062 is practicing under the supervision of Allie Levy-Akoka (California, LMFT, 96670) at Activate Resilience Counseling.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The therapeutic connection made between therapist and client is one of the most crucial aspects of the 'therapy journey'. I am a real person, you are a real person, and where we can come together and be "real" with each other is what therapy is really all about. Communication with an emphasis on warmth, compassion, genuineness, and empowerment is what I strive to cultivate in our work together. I believe that at our core, humans need connection, and in the current age, this can be really difficult to achieve. Let us connect with each other.








Other Identities

Living with Depression, Living with Anxiety, Gen Z




Adoption & foster care

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Sexuality Based Issues

Social Anxiety


Attachment issues

In-Network Insurance



First Session$125
Individual Therapy$125
Group Therapy$20
Child Counseling$125

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Child Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy


University of Central Florida, Master of Social Work, 2023

Work History

While obtaining my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at UCF, I collaborated with a variety of other helping professionals and agencies including CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International) and Outlook Clinic with AdventHealth. At Outlook Clinic, I provided individual psychotherapy to adults who experience anxiety and depression, OCD , grief and loss, life transitions, chronic health issues, trauma, and abuse. At CCAI I would work directly with adoptive families and their bio and adopted kiddos! I would help families with the development and attachment of their children, deal with the grief and loss within adoption, and overall family adjustment.

Online Therapy

Office at 23801 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Adison Buongiorno-Smith, ASW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Adison Buongiorno-Smith, ASW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Adison Buongiorno-Smith accepting new clients?

Yes, Adison Buongiorno-Smith is accepting new clients for online therapy in and in-person appointments at 23801 Calabasas Road, Suite #2026, Calabasas, CA, 91302.

Does Adison Buongiorno-Smith accept insurance?

Yes, Adison Buongiorno-Smith accepts insurance, including N/A.

What types of therapy does Adison Buongiorno-Smith offer?

Adison Buongiorno-Smith offers therapy for children, groups and individuals.

Does Adison Buongiorno-Smith offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Adison Buongiorno-Smith offers in-person appointments at 23801 Calabasas Road, Suite #2026, Calabasas, CA, 91302.

Does Adison Buongiorno-Smith offer online therapy?

Yes, Adison Buongiorno-Smith offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Adison Buongiorno-Smith?

Adison Buongiorno-Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Adison Buongiorno-Smith speak?

Adison Buongiorno-Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Adison Buongiorno-Smith online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Adison Buongiorno-Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.