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Damita Perry Smith, CSAC, MAC, SAP

Young Adult Dual Diagnosis IOP Therapist

Damita Perry is a dedicated Young Adult Dual Diagnosis IOP Therapist at Sandstone Care in Richmond, Virginia. With a Master of Human Service degree specializing in counseling, Damita is licensed as a resident in counseling and has garnered several certifications critical to her field, including Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

Damita’s therapeutic approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy, methodologies that align well with her focus on substance use populations, women, and criminal offenders. Her extensive training and certification underscore a career committed to facilitating transformative change in the lives of those she serves.

Passionate about the populations she works with, Damita’s goal in therapy is to empower her clients to reclaim control over their narratives. She finds great joy in helping others discover their strength and rewrite their stories, guiding them to reclaim autonomy over their lives.

Outside of her professional commitments, Damita has a zest for life that extends to numerous personal interests. She treasures exploring the beauty of the world through travel, seeking out new experiences that enrich her understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and landscapes. A lover of water, Damita enjoys swimming and childhood games that evoke a sense of nostalgia. Additionally, she has a refined taste for perfumery.

Damita values the time she spends with her loved ones, drawing joy and inspiration from these relationships which keep her grounded and energized. Whether she is traveling, swimming, or enjoying a quiet moment, Damita embraces every opportunity to enrich her life and, by extension, the therapeutic work she so passionately delivers at Sandstone Care.