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Ann Jacob Smith, PhD, LCPC
Specializing in individual and family counseling
Ann Jacob Smith
5480 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 210
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

email:  annjacobsmith@yahoo.com

Welcome to my homepage.  I am a psychotherapist licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia and have been providing services to individuals and families for over 18 years.  My areas of expertise include individual and family recovery from such difficulties as depression, anxiety, divorce or health related issues, as well as a specialization in the treatment of adolescents, families and adults who struggle with eating disorders and obesity.  In addition, I provide consultation on parenting, managing life with adolescents or reducing family conflict.   My practice includes assessments, consultations or ongoing therapy, depending on your needs.  I am also available for clinicial supervision of those who are seeking licensure in Maryland or the District.

My style is very interactive, warm and direct, with an emphasis on making sure the therapy is a good fit for you.  I was trained both in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems.  It is my personal philosophy that every session should feel productive, with the immediate goal of experiencing relief from your symptoms or distress.  

In my specialized work with eating disorders, I will often use techniques based in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to challenge destructive thinking patterns that lead to symptomatic behaviors.  I incorporate families into treatment and am trained in the "Maudsley" or family-based approach to treating Anorexia Nervosa.  However, there is no such thing as "one type of therapy fits all" so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your personal needs and goals.

I pride myself on my recovery rates and will work tirelessly with you to achieve that goal.   Please call or email me for an individual or family therapy consultation today.