Dr. Smith is a clinical and forensic psychologist. Please see the description of different services below, and feel free to call if you have questions.
Dr. Smith treats children, adolescents, and adults; individuals, families, and couples. She has specialized training in play therapy for children; was Director of Psychology for an adolescent treatment hospital; and also works extensively with couples and families. She co-founded ANRED for treatment of anorexia and other eating disorders; she has worked with sleep disorder specialists; and she incorporates a holistic and eclectic approach with her psychotherapy.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, uses horses as part of the mental health team. Dr. Smith conducts these sessions in Ridgway, Colorado, using her own horse therapists. This form of therapy has been found to be especially effective for attachment issues, PTSD, depression, anxiety, social shyness, Aspergers, and behavior issues with children. It is quite powerful with families and groups as well.
Assessments and Evaluations:
Mental Health Evaluation
Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
Psychological Evaluation for Custody Issues
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are stress and anxiety reduction tools. Dr. Smith teaches a form of self-hypnosis that produces a deep relaxation response, which can become an automatic response to suggestion phrases. The deep relaxation response counters the anxiety responses, and works in a fairly elegant way to help the body unlearn the fear responses, and substitute them with relaxation. Hypnosis is the focus on one thing to the exclusion of others. We do it every day, when we daydream, concentrate intensely on a story, book, or movie; or driving the same drive we have made many times. Therapeutic hypnosis is simply learning to focus a natural behavior.
Telemedicine is the practice of psychology and consulting by establishing a secure audio/video connection between the doctor and the patient. You may use your computer, phone, or ipad to have a private and secure psychotherapy session or consultation.