Born in Augusta, Ga. in 1951, Jerry Smith grew up in Philadelphia, Pa. He served six years in the Navy, and upon his honorable discharge, he immediately enrolled in college. Six years later, he received his Masters Degree in Counseling and decided to return home to the city of his birth, Augusta, Georgia in 1983 where he still resides. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Georgia, and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in South Carolina and he has been in private practice for more than fifteen years. His private practice consists of individual, marital and family counseling, as well as providing consulting services to various businesses, organizations and agencies.
Jerry is an accomplished Motivational Speaker, and has expertise in all areas of human growth and development. Some of his expertise includes the following: Individual, Marital and Family Counseling; Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions Counseling; Self-Enrichment and Life-Coaching, just to name a few.
He has over thirty years experience working with various social service agencies counseling individuals, families and children that exhibited a range of psychological disorders. He has several years experience working in medium/maximum penitentiaries in both Georgia and South Carolina providing rehabilitative counseling to convicted felons. Jerry also has over ten years experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching both psychology and sociology courses. Jerry has authored the following books: “IT’S TIME TO STOP BLAMING THE WHITE MAN,” and the sequel, “IT’S STILL TIME TO STOP BLAMING THE WHITE MAN.”
My goal for this blog is to get people in general and Black people in particular to take a serious and honest look at what is happening to the people of color around the world at the hands of some of the White people of the world. Once we have assessed our problems, we must then accept full responsibility to create positive changes to our current dilemma.
Jerry Smith, LCSW, LMSW