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La Shekia Smith-Brown, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) with a certification in trauma (CCTP-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), and I practice in Nevada & Arizona. Over the past 18 years, I have had multiple experiences in the field of Health & Human Services. I have served in roles such as a Day Treatment Teacher to severe emotionally disturbed children and their families. I have also provided supports as a case manager in early intervention (birth to 3 years) as well as those who have intellectual disability (and related conditions). In the recent years I have provided clinical/behavioral consultation to individuals, families, and community group home providers. In addition, I provide psychotherapy (as well as clinical assessment) to those who struggle with depression/anxiety/disassociation/schizophrenia/schizoaffective/bipolar.

My approach in working with individuals comes from a place of compassion, and attentiveness towards what my clients are communicating. It is my strongest desire to ensure that you feel supported as we work through challenges with effective problem solving. I like to take the approach of viewing the person in a holistic manner as there are many parts to a person which makes them whole. I assess each persons needs and develop treatment plans that may use multiple treatment modalities rather than trying to fit someone one's needs into one treatment modality. In addition, my preference would be to engage live video conferencing rather than majority of contact through messaging as I find video sessions more engaging in working with individuals.

I hope I have the pleasure of working with you, and express my gratitude in advance. So let's divide & conquer together!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Dissociation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information


NV LCSW 8282-C