Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

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  • Psychotherapist
  • 2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia, 20007
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Bethesda, 20814
      4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200
      Bethesda, Maryland, 20814
  • Phone: 202-714-0000
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
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Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, author of five self-help 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 continuous 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 bestselling books, "FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY," "PRACTICAL THERAPY,"  "LIVE AND LOVE EACH DAY," "HOW TO STAY TOGETHER," “HOW TO HEAL EMOTIONAL TRAUMA" , “7 KEYS TO PERSONAL IDENTITY” and “THE GOLDEN MEAN” are available on 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, 2020, 2021, 2022 by the Washington DC Award Program. Honored for achievement in the field of mental health by Strathmore's Who's Who Publication, 2013. Visit her website at

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith Reaches

Bethesda MD
Washington DC