SPECIALTIES: anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
MODALITIES: trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Theraplay, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and structured teaching techniques.
Dr. Jessica Smith is a Licensed Psychologist residing in Louisville, Kentucky. Her early training in psychology emphasized child development, multicultural issues, gender differences, trauma-informed treatment, and health psychology. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor’s degree from Centre College and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. She completed her internship and post-doctoral experience at Home of the Innocents, a non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky where she worked with residential, outpatient, and pediatric populations. Dr. Smith has gained specialized training in child development, attachment, parent training, assessing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, and conducting psychological assessments. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and giving back to her community.
As a gender, diversity and trauma specialist, Dr. Smith is an ally and advocate for women’s rights and implications associated with the post-Roe Vs. Wade ruling. Weather it affects you personally, professionally or someone close to you, the need for mental health support is crucial. Please reach out to gain access to mental health support, validation, advocacy and more associated with this human right.