Barbara Ackeret-Smith


About Me

I have been a Licensed Certified Social Worker for 35 years. I have a broad range of experience with all ages of clients. I enjoy working with a variety of ages, problems and situations. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and client centered therapy primarily but often adjust my technique to meet the unique needs of my client. I have an easy-going, warm approach to therapy as well as life in general. I love to connect with others using empathy, listening and humor.
I have vast experience with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic disorder, aging and caregiving issues. I also have experience with more severe mental health issues and personality disorders. My experiences also include assisting clients with adjustment to physical disability, pain and resulting mental health issues, family and marital issues. I have also worked with Hospice patients and their families helping them to managing death and dying issues. I enjoy working with couples of all ages, experiences and situations to help them better their relationships or navigate changes in their lives.
It is with much admiration and respect that I engage with clients in the journey to wellness and good mental health. I look forward to hearing your story and concerns and working to find solutions.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #891-C (Expires: 2023-01-31)

Other #EL06048 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by C.A. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Barbara listens and offers great tools!

Written by K.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We were both nervous about our first online counseling but Barbara was a pleasure to meet. She was able to help us figure out how to improve things and make plans to follow through. Having someone listen and give honest feedback was an important part of joining counseling so we're happy to have someone guide with us.