Bradley Smith
With former NFL QB and Recovery Advocate, Ryan Leaf
With former NFL QB and Recovery Advocate, Ryan Leaf


Bradley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California Board of Behavioral Sciences #LPCC 5325), a specialist in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, and the Substance Use Disorders Counselor and Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles. At LMU, where he also teaches, he is responsible for creating and guiding programs providing Harm Reduction, Education, Early Intervention, and Prevention for addictions and other problematic relationships. Bradley's private practice places a special emphasis on emerging adults and addictions.

Professional Background

Our Approach


A board-certified addictions counselor since 2005, Mr. Smith is also a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (LAADC), a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor, Level-Four, (CATC-IV) and a Disaster Mental Health first responder with the American Red Cross.

Our Story

A published researcher, Bradley regularly presents at conferences throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is also the bandleader of the classic rock musical group, "Leo Clarus" (The Clear Lion) that engages in social justice advocacy.

  Professional Licenses, Certifications, and Memberships
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, BBS #LPCC5325. (NPI # 1821449000)
  • Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADC*), #LRO1880216
  • Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, Level Four (CATC-IV), CAADE, #1710413IV
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC; IC&RC), #125429
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). US Department of Transportation aligned
  • Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified; Basic Training Instructor (CTRTC- BIT)
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC), #89554
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) #185897
  • California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE)
  • William Glasser Institute for Choice Theory. FACULTY
  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
  • Association for Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
  • American Red Cross - Disaster Mental Health Counselor
    *Non-governmental license
Research Publications
  • Grills, C., Anderson, M. Smith, B., et.al. (2014, January). “Effectiveness of Choice Theory Connections (CTC): A Cross-Sectional and Comparative Analysis of California Female Inmates.International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306624X13520129?journalCode=ijoe
    • Abstract: Novel cognitive-behavioral intervention significantly reduced perceived stress, increased mindfulness, decreased impulsivity and improved well-being among participants with effects maintained across time, reducing recidivism.
  • Smith, B., et.al. (2011, April). “Assessing the Efficacy of a Choice Theory-Based Alcohol Harm Reduction Intervention on College Students.” International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Vol. XXX, (2), pp 52-60 | April 15, 2011.
    • Abstract: Initial findings of longitudinal study - with control - comparing a    novel intervention based on Choice Theory against a pre-existing     Motivational Interviewing (MI) intervention.
  • Smith, B. (2010, Spring). “The Role of the William Glasser Institute for Research in Public Mental Health at Loyola Marymount University in the Future of Choice Theory.” International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Vol. XXIX, (2), pp 35-40 |Spring 2010
    • Abstract: Opportunities and obstacles in partnering with a research university
      to influence public policy, educational innovations, and dissemination of emerging public mental health best practices.
  • Sessoms, A., LaBrie, J., Kenney, S., Smith, B., Hummer, J., & Steiner, A. (2011, April). Efficacy of Choice Theory and Motivational Enhancement in Collegiate Alcohol Interventions. Poster presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Los Angeles, CA.

Conference Presentations

  • Los Angeles • Long Beach • Seattle • Colorado Springs • Nashville • Raleigh ⦁ Chicago ⦁ Tampa ⦁ San Antonio ⦁ Toronto ⦁ Edinburgh, Scotland • Dublin, Ireland ⦁ Bled, Slovenia ⦁ Tokyo, Japan ⦁ Helsinki, Finland ⦁ Bogota, Colombia • Gold Coast, Australia

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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, #LPCC5325
Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, #LRO1880216*
Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor, Level Four, #1710413IV
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified