Cierra Monique  Smith
Vetted

Cierra Monique Smith

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Virginia, Washington DC Not Accepting Online
Texas Accepting Online

If you need a later appointment, please reach out to check availability.

Updated February 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Meet Monique, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who is passionate about the well-being of caregivers. With seven years of experience as a Licensed Social Worker, she focuses on helping you (the caregiver) manage feelings of failure, self-doubt, and exhaustion, so you may improve life balance and connections with yourself and others.

Her background in mental health and medical social work includes areas such as hospital discharge planning, counseling, hospice, care management, and working with individuals who have lifelong physical disabilities. She is also skilled in supporting caregivers in managing life challenges.

Monique understands the ups and downs caregivers face at home, work, and in the community. She is committed to helping motivated and insightful caregivers like you function better in all aspects of life with ideal support. Her nonjudgemental, genuine approach helps caregivers feel comfortable to share organic thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they may trust their decisions, practice self-care and improve their wellness.

Online therapy sessions are provided from an integrative evidenced-based approach (tailored to meet your needs) to help you take care of yourself after all the hard work you do. Therapeutic services range from Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy perspectives to psychodynamic therapy.

Sessions are available online weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) for caregivers living in Washington DC, Virginia, and Texas. Caregivers are not alone during their journey. Reach out today to book a free consultation.


Message to clients

Do you ever feel unsure of how to manage caregiver duties, unmotivated, or isolated? If so, I understand. I know that sometimes your actions and feelings aren't in sync, yet you still need to keep pushing forward because someone else depends on you. As a caregiver, it's common to feel defeated and in need of support. You are not alone.

I'm here to walk alongside you to help you rediscover effective strategies to help you find balance and inner peace.

I believe that with sufficient self-care, appropriate support, and attainable goals, there are opportunities to improve your quality of life.

Clients and I work together from a client-centered team approach so they are engaged, motivated, and challenged to set healthy boundaries and utilize existing supports to become their best selves in various stages of life, both in and out of therapy. I remind you that your misery doesn't have to keep you company. Reach out today to determine if I'm the right therapist for you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in TX, VA)
  • Optum (in-network in TX, VA, DC)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in TX, VA, DC)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in TX, VA, DC)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in TX, VA, DC)

Cierra Monique Smith is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • GEHA
  • George Washington University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Howard University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Initial session: $275 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I can provide a Superbill that summarizes the services provided for you to request reimbursement if your insurance is out-of-network. Clients are encouraged to contact their insurance provider prior to receiving services to fully understand insurance coverage and their responsibility for payment.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Timely Care, Psychotherapist, 2023 - Present
Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Discharge Planner, 2022 - 2023
Anna Healthcare Inc., Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD) Waiver Program Case Manager, 2017 - 2023
Community Hospices , Social Worker, 2018 - 2019
Family Preservations , Transitions and Recovery Coordinator, 2016 - 2017

Evergreen Certifications , Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional , 2023
Excel Health Institute , Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), 2020
East Carolina University , Masters in Social Work (MSW), 2016
East Carolina University , Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling (CSAC), 2013
North Carolina State University , B.A. in Communications and Minor in Spanish , 2011


Licensure

Texas: 110903

Virginia: 0904014886

Washington DC: 200001869


Languages

English