Training & Experience

  • MS, Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS, PhD training, Sociolinguistics (Communication), Georgetown University
  • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Advanced Postgraduate Training

  • Sex Therapy Clinical Certificate, University of Michigan
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy, Trauma Institute
  • Fellowship, Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


  • Aida Therapy, Washington, DC
  • Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center,  Rockville, MD
  • NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • American University, Kogod Center for Career Development, Washington, DC
  • Georgetown University and Chiang Mai University, Thailand, Adjunct Faculty
  • U.S. Department of Education, Senior Advisor


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  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Washington, DC
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Maryland
  • National Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
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  • American Counseling Association
  • International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Mid Atlantic Association for Imago Relationship Therapists
  • Mid Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling


Workshops and Presentations

  • Modern Love: A Comparison of the Relationship Satisfaction of Same-Sex Married Couples and Heterosexual Married Couples in their 20s, Johns Hopkins University
  • Multicultural Competence, Staff Training, NIH Clinical Center
  • Maintaining Inner Peace workshop, presented with Elizabeth Nyang, LCPC, Montgomery County Commission for Women
  • Strategies to Reduce Anxiety in a Challenging Economy workshop, Kogod School of Business, American University
  • Enhancing your Support System workshop, Montgomery County Commission for Women
  • Depression in Lawyers: A Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy Approach to Treatment, Johns Hopkins University

Lisa Smith Psychotherapy | 202.540.8244 | Day and evening appointments. 1801 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle Metro)