Dr. Smith obtained her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University located in Arlington, Virginia. She also obtained her Master’s degree from ASPP, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science and Ethnic Studies from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. Dr. Smith continued to pursue her interest in multicultural identity development by investigating the psychological impact of biculturalism on Bahamian-American women, for her doctoral dissertation research. Dr. Smith continues to serve individuals who present with cultural identity development concerns.
Dr. Smith has pledged her life to providing an emotionally-safe environment for children, adolescents, and their families. She has provided Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to children diagnosed with developmental delays such as, but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and has utilized various play therapy approaches to treat children and adolescents.
For several years, Dr. Smith has provided therapeutic and mentoring services around the world, including, but not limited to, the United States, The Bahamas, and Kenya. She has worked within community mental health facilities in order to assist in addressing the emotional and behavioral concerns of children, adolescents, and adults, and within hospital, behavioral health units. Additionally,
Dr. Smith has provided therapeutic and psychological testing services within outpatient settings in her home country of The Bahamas. Lastly, Dr. Smith has provided mentoring services to children and adolescents in Nairobi, Kenya and rural areas of Michigan. She looks forward to serving you in some capacity.
Interests & Specialties:
• Children and Adolescents
• Family & Couple’s Therapy
• Acculturation and Cultural Identity Concerns
• Adult Women’s Concerns
• Complex Trauma
• Workplace Stress