Last edited 11/29/2022
Barrett SmithLicensed Psychologist
In Eastern Time
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.
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.
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
Spirituality & religion based issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Adolescent mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
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
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.
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.