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At SMILE we believe that our clients are the pilots of their lives and we are here to help guide them along the way. We see each individual and not thier diagnosis which allows us to offer a customized experience for each client. Quality individualized care is our guiding principal, and we pride ourselves on seeing each client for who they are destined to be. 

Our Vision is to be the leading provider of behavior support and mental health services in an effort to enhance the lives of families in our community.

Our Mission is to assist youth and their families who struggle behaviorally, socially and emotionally to become self-sufficient contributing citizens to the society. 

We look forward to working with you!


Christi Venable, NCC, LPC, LCPC:CEO, Founder and Lead Therapist of SMILE Therapy Services LLC. Christi was born and raised in the District of Columbia. She is the oldest of five girls and was raised in a single parent household. Christi attended The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with minors in Psychology and International Business. Christi attended George Washington University where she obtained her Masters of Education and Human Development in School Counseling. Christi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (DC, MD and VA) and has over 7 years of experience providing mental health services to youth and adults. She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and the family unit. She has a passion for educating individuals especially minorities on the importance of maintaining a healthy mental health.


Community Based Therapists:  SMILE Therapy Services LLC works with youth and adults on a wide range of mental health issues. Our therapists are licensed and credentialed with over 15 years of experience providing individual and family counseling. Our goal is to help our clients find their peace within. 

School Based Therapists:  Currently, SMILE is connected to over 15 schools in the Washington, DC area. Our therapists are committed to improving the lives and mental health of the youth and families through providing pre-intervention and intervention services along with mental health workshops and trainings for students and their family unit. 



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