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Linda "Anika" Smith MSW, LISW-S, LCSW-S


To reach Anika, you may

email her at

Note: Anika sees clients via our Blue Ash office and via telehealth only

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LISW-S, LCSW-S), and have worked for many years within family systems, groups, and with individuals. I have worked with clients to overcome childhood trauma, relationship issues, low self-image and self-esteem, and promotes personal growth. I believe in a holistic strength-based approach to healing.  I will help you make peace with the parts of yourself that live in shame while offering a person-centered environment.

I treat clients aged 12 and older.


In practice the modalities I implements are :

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Reality Therapy 

  • Client-centered therapy



  • LGBTQ Affirming 

  • Depressive disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Trauma-based disorders

  • Substance abuse

  • Eating Disorders

  • Child/adolescent behavioral disorders

  • ADD/ADHD treatment

  • Grief and loss

  • Family problems

  • Bipolar

  • Relationships

  • Crisis counseling


  • Anthem (not Anthem Medicaid or Bon Secour's Mercy Health plan)

  • Aetna

  • Meritan

  • Caresource (both Medicaid and Marketplace)

  • Buckeye Medicaid

  • Ambetter (Buckeye Marketplace)

  • Wellcare by Allwell

  • Custom Design Benefits

  • United Health Care

  • United Behavioral Health

  • United Medical Resources

  • Optum

  • Oscar

  • Humana 

  • GEHA

  • Private pay rates of $165/session ($185 for the first appointment)

Please note for couples: Due to insurance billing code and their definitions, family therapy and couples counseling/marital therapy will be private pay only. The rates are: $180 per session. This is because insurance would require us to identify one person as the patient, diagnose them with a mental health disorder and then only document what is being done to treat that person - this is not how family/couples/marital therapy actually works. The family system or couple will be viewed as the client. 

Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisory (Ohio) 1427564350  (Verify) - must search for "Linda Anika Smith"

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