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Anita Gadhia Smith, LCSW
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Anita Gadhia Smith, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC
Anita Gadhia Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, author of five books, is a psychotherapist in Washington, D.C. specializing in addictions, recovery, and relationship issues. She is particularly effective, discerning and insightful about current issues that have a psychological impact on individuals and couples. She has served as a consultant to the United States Congress in parity legislation for substance abuse treatment. She has also spoken nationally and internationally on radio, television, and other media as an expert on a variety of topical subjects.
One of the things that distinguishes Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith is her own personal history of addiction as well as three decades of recovery. She has had a first-hand experience of a spiritual, physical and emotional “bottoming out” followed by a remarkable story of recovery and commitment to helping others who suffer with alcoholism, addictions and relationship issues. Her history and training allow her to approach her work, her perspective and her writing as a “healed healer.” Her story is one of redemption – she is a unique therapist who has become a successful, self-actualized woman by way of an intense struggle and personal journey in her own right. Her insights and wisdom are tremendous – and inspiring – about how to obtain and maintain ongoing balance in our lives. Dr. Gadhia-Smith's five bestselling books, "FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY," "PRACTICAL THERAPY," "LIVE AND LOVE EACH DAY," “HOW TO STAY TOGETHER", and “HOW TO HEAL EMOTIONAL TRAUMA” are available on Amazon.com.
Dr. Gadhia-Smith earned her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University (BA, 1985) and graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America (MSW, 1999) and Southern California University, (PSYD, 2001). In her private practice in Washington, D.C., Dr. Gadhia-Smith works with adults and adolescents in individual, couple, and family modalities and says, "Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. Through therapy, profound and lasting change can occur. My approach is to meet you where you are and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles and achieve maximum growth.”
Awarded “Best of Washington DC, Psychotherapy, 2013, 2018, and 2019” by the Washington DC Award Program. Honored as Professional of the Year in Psychotherapy by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Publication, 2013-2014. Visit her website at www.practicaltherapy.net.
Anita Gadhia is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Washington


Anita Gadhia Smith received a bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins and completed her PsyD from the Calsouthern .

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed: Practice License Verified
  • License State: District of Columbia and Maryland
  • License Number: Lc303599, 11151, received 2001
  • Licsw lcsw-c

Services Provided Via:

  • In person
  • Phone

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

Working With Marriages for:

  • 20 Year(s)

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $200 - $250

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

2500 Q Street, NW, # 237,
Washington District of ColumbiaUnited States 20007