Lawrence B. Smith | 1951 - 2016 | Obituary

Lawrence B. Smith
Lawrence B. Smith

January 28, 1951 - August 11, 2016

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Lawrence B. Smith- LCSW-C, age 65, passed away at his home in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday August 11, 2016. He was born on January 28, 1951 in Albany, NY to William and Jean (White) Smith. Larry grew up in Dover, NH and attended St. Thomas High School graduating in 1969. Larry went on to attend Georgetown University graduating in 1976 with a degree in Psychology. Larry also received a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the Smith College for Social Work in 1982 as well as a two year post-graduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry. Larry Smith was a recognized leader in the field of Attachment Disorder and was in private psychotherapy practice from 1993-2016 specializing in Attachment Disorders, Developmental Trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Neurological Impacts of Technology. Larry was a guest lecturer at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work and also facilitated numerous workshops across the U.S. in his areas of specialization. Larry was a member of the Clinical Social Work Association, National Association of Social Workers and the Attachment Trauma Network where he served on the board of directors. Larry was an avid lover of dogs, in particular Siberian Huskies, of which he had many over the years. He was deeply committed to his profession and touched the lives of many families throughout his career in private practice. Larry greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and large network of friends and neighbors. He had an unmistakable laugh, sharp sense of humor and love of music which he shared with many. Larry is survived by his brother Thomas Smith, sister Mary Lynne (Smith) and her husband Phil Cincotta, nephew Eric Smith, nephew Jonathan Smith, niece Elizabeth Cincotta, and niece Katherine Cincotta. Family, friends and others whose lives Larry touched are invited to a celebration of Larry’s life on August 27, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Aria Building 7 Portwalk Place (first Floor), Portsmouth, NH 03801. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Larry’s honor to Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue at In addition there will be celebration of Larry’s life to be held in late September in the Silver Spring, MD area at a date and location to be determined.