Amasa Smith, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Narrative of Services:
I offer individual and group therapy to adults, with an additional focus on college undergraduate and graduate students. The majority of clients that I work with are diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders or OCD and Related Disorders. My clinical approach to therapy is grounded in ERP, ACT, and CBT. I am passionate about working with individuals who have OCD and OCD Related Disorders. The symptoms of OCD can derail and disrupt many of the most important aspects in life. Collaboratively leaning into OCD specific formats of therapy can produce a more enjoyable, meaningful, and fulfilled life.
I received my formal clinical education and training at Boston College where I earned my MSW with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. Most notably, I am a graduate of the IOCDF Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) where I advanced my skills utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of individuals with OCD and Related Disorders. I have further training and expertise in working with college undergraduate and graduate students.
My formal graduate education at Boston College was built around a fundamental goal of teaching and cultivating culturally competent clinicians. I utilize a multicultural orientation to process factors of intersectionality, and always strive to create an inclusive and safe space for all my clients to address therapy goals. Previous and current work experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with people across the LGBTQ+ spectrum, as well as from diverse racial/ethnic, class, and other cultural backgrounds. I engage in professional development opportunities in order to provide culturally sensitive therapy. I use he/him/his pronouns, how about you?