Elsa Smith, Therapist in Smyrna, Delaware — Zencare
Elsa  Smith

Elsa Smith

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Delaware Accepting Online
Smyrna Accepting In-person
Updated September 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

I am a licensed Bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical social worker and I utilize a trans-theoretical approach that is client centered, considers the individual person in their environment and has included evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy into my treatment.

I have worked with non-profits, governmental organizations, mental health facilities and acute crisis settings for over a decade. My goal has always been to get a good understanding of how people think and why they do what they do. I have assisted individuals to understand and grow in areas such as purpose and destiny, family and relationship dynamics and emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. I have been able to accomplish this because I integrate my understanding of mental challenges and social work principles into treatment to give me a diverse and unique understanding as to what strategies to implement in order to help the whole person.


Message to clients

I love life and people and am the Founder of Nu Beginning Center, LLC. The love of those two things has shaped me into who I am today and is the reason why I do what I do. I believe every person has potential for greatness in them and that with the right direction, counseling, and insight everyone can live extraordinary and vibrant lives. I have a wealth of experience in helping develop others and helping them become all they are called to be. I have had the opportunity to counsel children, youth, and adults/families over the past 15 years using different approaches like CBT, TF-CBT, Trauma Informed Care, and will explore current cutting-edge approaches to engage advanced status (DBT/EMDR). I have been gifted to identify the greatness that lies within people to help counsel and impart wisdom to help individuals flourish on every level.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $150

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Delaware)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Smyrna practice
229 North Main Street, Suite 203, Smyrna, Delaware 19977
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Christiana Hospital, Manager of Social Work, 2019 - Present

University of Pennsylvania , MSW, 2001


Licensure

Delaware: Q1-0001353


Languages

Spanish