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Barrett Smith Licensed Psychologist

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In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My primary therapeutic approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) because I have found a personal home there. I've spent so much time wrapped up in my head. Swimming deeply in thoughts of what was, could've been, or could be that I couldn't live a fulfilling and meaningful life in the moment. ACT has helped me find the courage and skills to embrace the present, even when it's not pretty, and live into the person I want to be now and in the future.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I am deeply client-centered, so I help each of my clients explore what is most important to them (their values) and goals that help mark their journey towards deeper embodiment of their values.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Progress is a tricky concept. Age may be linear, but living well is not. We all go through cycles, stepping forward and backward countless times in life. It's utterly universal. Work with me doesn't mean that symptoms disappear and you're always happy. In fact, that would probably be a sign of dissociation from reality and suppression of emotions! Feeling sad or angry is sometimes essential to good living! Instead, I mark progress by the ability of clients to avoid avoidance and improve their ability to make values-driven decisions amidst whatever emotions or circumstances they find themselves in.




College & graduate student issues

Compulsive behavior

Spirituality & religion based issues

General Expertise


Relationship Issues



Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Adolescent mental health


Family Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Individual Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Family Systems Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certificate in Substance Use Counseling

Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

Certificate in Gerontology

Intensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Intensive training in Motivational Interviewing

Intensive training in DBT

Certified Yoga Instructor - 200hr


  • Georgia, Licensed Psychologist, PSY003405


Masters in Social Work, University of Georgia

Masters in Religion and Public Life, Emory University

Masters in Development Practice, Emory University

Work History

With ten years of social work and nonprofit experience, I have come alongside people with diverse backgrounds, challenges, and values to help develop meaningful and lasting individual, community, and system change. As a clinical social worker, I seek to embody anti-oppression, affirm all identities, and prioritize sustainable, just, and holistic system change.

Frequently Asked Questions About Barrett Smith, Licensed Psychologist

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Barrett Smith, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Barrett Smith accepting new clients?

Yes, Barrett Smith is accepting new clients.

Does Barrett Smith accept insurance?

No, Barrett Smith does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Barrett Smith offer?

Barrett Smith offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Barrett Smith offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Georgia can book Barrett Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Barrett Smith offer online therapy?

Yes, Barrett Smith offers online therapy to people in Georgia.

How quickly can I see Barrett Smith?

Barrett Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Barrett Smith speak?

Barrett Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Barrett Smith online?

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

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