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Abbee Smith, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker in the states of Indiana and Michigan with over 30 years experience, my work includes working common life stress issues, unique family systems, and a wide range of cultural dynamics. 

I am grounded in developmental, cognitive-behavioral and systems theories. My approach is client centered, practical, strength based, and solution oriented.


My approach uses mindfulness, motivational interviewing, stress management / reduction, and skill building techniques. Exploring insight oriented and psycho dynamic therapies leads to progress for many clients.

Counseling is for "smart people". It is an opportunity to reflect, evaluate and learn new strategies to solve problems and / or improve the quality of your life. At the end of a session a client once said, "That was like emotional yoga, I feel really stretched".




I help kids, adults, and couples through stressful times and difficult situations.  


In counseling you can learn new skills for better communication and getting your needs met with less frustration.


When your life is making you mad, sad, or afraid, I can help.  Make an appointment now. Let's get started. 

  • Marriage

  • Anxiety & Panic

  • Depression or Grief

  • Blended Families / Bad Divorces

  • Identity Dilemmas & Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Traumatic Incidents

  • Anger Management

I take referrals from physicians who have patients in need of counseling or psychotherapy for the following medical management issues:


  • anxiety and panic

  • depression

  • grief

  • stress reduction

  • questions about sexuality

  • marriage counseling

  • traumatic incidents

  • post traumatic stress


Many others in various professions refer clients, parents, employees, friends, and family to me for expert mental health care, including:


  • lawyers & accountants

  • probation officers

  • community & spiritual leaders

  • teachers & administrators

  • hospital social workers

  • business owners / employers

  • crisis intervention stress debriefing

  • happy clients


Private Practice Development for

LCSWs, LMHCs, and PhDs


Establishing a successful private practice in today's world takes skills and knowledge you don't get in graduate school or professional training. I can help you:


  • Determine necessary steps

  • Decide to be out of network or insurance based

  • Get set up with EAPs

  • Learn about filing claims & other billing options

  • Figure out documentation strategies

  • Navigate required business skills

  • Design your marketing plan



South Bend Address:

227 Dixie Way North

Suite 210

South Bend IN 46637


24/7 Emergency:


FAX: 574-234-3565

Buchanan Address:

1045 East Front St

Suite B2

Buchanan MI 49107

Easy parking
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