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Patricia A. Smith, L.P.C., L.M.F.T., C.A.C., C.P.

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Addictions & Substance Abuse
Private Practice

I have worked in the counseling field since 1981, acquiring licensure as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia. With a specialty in addictions, I have been certified by the State of Virginia as a Substance Abuse Counselor and by SACAVA as an Addictions Counselor. I became a Certified Psychodramatist in 1993. My work experience includes private practice therapist, clinician in a public agency, clinician with an Employee Assistance Program, manager of private inpatient chemical dependency programs and outpatient programs, clinical and administrative supervisor in public agency for mental health and substance abuse programs, clinical supervisor for Navy substance abuse counselors, trainer and teacher. For the past 3 years I have been working toward certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist. My professional affiliations have included: Past Secretary, Treasurer, and Co-Chair of the Peer Assistance Committee of the Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (VAADAC); past Treasurer of the Substance Abuse Certification Alliance of Virginia (SACAVA); member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama; member of the American Counseling Association; member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.

Despite living in Virginia for 37 years, I still have my New Jersey accent and I?m proud of it! I?ve been married for almost 32 years and we have 4 daughters between us. Our children are married and have their own families, giving us 10 wonderful grandchildren. Family is very important to me and we are very close. We now have 2 dogs, both Shar-Pei but we have had up to 4 dogs. They are the ?children? still living at home. Besides my private practice, I help my husband with our new business which is very exciting. We have been able to do some traveling over the last few years which I love. I would love to see as much of the world as possible. Traveling is my favorite ?hobby? but I also love running/walking, yoga, reading, dancing, kayaking, going to the movies, shopping and getting together with friends and family. I?ve managed to complete one marathon and 5 half-marathons. Someday I may slow down but I?m not planning on it for a long time. There is so much more to do and experience.


4509 Whitechapel Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Office Phone: (757) 460-4655
Residence Phone: (757) 422-8325

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