Bruce G. Smith, LCSW-R
Senior Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Bruce G. Smith, LCSW-R, has worked at CHC since 1999 and for over 35 years has provided psychotherapy and interpreting services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind, and their families. His work has been with adults of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and hearing abilities. Prior to CHC he worked in the mental health clinics of New York Society for the Deaf and Barrier Free Living. His work is client-centered, tailoring approaches to match the therapeutic and communication needs of the person, couple, or family in front of him. His extensive working knowledge of the services available for the Deaf community in NYC aids in a problem-solving approach when applicable. He received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in 1988 and has been certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He has worked as a field placement instructor and supervisor for interns in both social work and mental health counseling graduate programs where he very much enjoys educating the next generation of clinicians working in the field of deafness and hearing loss.