Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW-C

Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW-C has a research interest around the ethical use of power and privilege and anti-oppressive policy and practice.  Informed by a deep respect for interdependence and universal values, she seeks to promote anti-racism and anti-oppression through targeted interventions that address root causes in systems of power.  Jamie has a special interest in nature-based therapeutic interventions, equitable and sustainable systems, and human connection and belonging.  She believes in the potential of relational and nature-based interventions to improve health and wellbeing for both humans and the environment.

Jamie’s diverse clinical practice experience, passion for social and environmental justice, and appreciation for the function of systems have influenced her to pursue a PhD in social work in order to address root causes of inequity.  Her professional background includes providing family-based therapy in Pittsburgh, PA, and working in wilderness-based and therapeutic boarding school settings in Asheville, NC.  In 2019 she joined a holistic community practice in Salisbury, MD where she continues to provide outpatient therapy via telehealth while pursuing her doctoral degree.  Jamie’s clinical practice is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy combined with a family systems approach, and mindfulness-based, somatic and experiential therapeutic interventions.


University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests:
Macro Practice & Systemic Solutions
Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism
Intervention/Program Evaluation
Environmental, Climate & Food Justice
Interdependence & Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Urban Community Agriculture, Localization & Ecotherapy
Sustainable Systems & Permaculture Design

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