I'm a clinical psychologist licensed in Ohio with seven years of experience providing psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns. My experience includes working with individuals who have concerns with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, histories of trauma, PTSD, and interpersonal difficulties.
I identify primarily with a cognitive behavioral approach, but incorporate skills from a variety of therapeutic orientations. Treatment can sometimes feel robotic, and I want to make sure that my clients are able to experience the opposite. People deserve a compassionate and caring therapist who meets them where they are. I believe that clients are the experts on their own experiences and I work to empower them so that they can create the changes they want to see in their lives.
Taking the first step or trying again with therapy is incredibly difficult. Choosing a therapist that will be the best for your needs can also be hard. I am happy to discuss your expectations and desires for treatment and help you navigate more easily through this time. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Control Issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH Psychologist P.07999
Heather has been a phenomenal therapist. I started therapy to address some inter-personal conflicts, and not only did Heather help me validate my feelings and concerns, but she helped me acknowledge and address some past traumas that were causing harmful thought patterns. Therapy with Heather has been the best decision I've made in my adulthood, and has changed my life for the better.
In my teens I was seen by a therapist I wasn't compatible with and it left me with a negative view of therapy ('it's just not for me'); working with Heather has changed my outlook. She's incredibly knowledgable and has also helped provide me with resources for things I wouldn't have expected from a therapist-- such as resources in my city to contact for an elderly neighbor, or TikTok creators that discuss building healthy boundaries in relationships. She quickly learned what worked for me, and adapted her style to mine. She shows me a lot of empathy and is not afraid to professionally and respectfully call me out when I'm being hard-headed and unreasonable.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Heather has been immensely helpful in every possible way. She is an amazing person to work with and I cannot recommend her enough. I have grown into someone I am really proud of thanks to her help. She is kind, professional, and really takes the time work with you on treatment. She has changed my life and I am beyond grateful!
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Heather smith has helped me more than I can explain in a simple message. I am doing things now in life that I didn’t think I would ever be able to do. My thoughts we’re getting in the way, She helped me find away to understand them and work with them. Now I have more clarity and understanding than I thought was possible.
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I started with Heather a year ago. I quit therapy for a couple months and didn’t think twice about coming back into with Heather. She’s very personable.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Smith is amazing, and I highly recommend her and her services. She is professional and knowledgeable. She is compassionate and caring and truly meets you where you are. She made me feel very comfortable and safe in sharing my needs. Dr. Smith empowered me and helped me through each step of the way in treating my PTSD. I thought it was going to be an impossible feat, but thanks to Dr. Smith's support, it was possible!
Thank you, Dr. Smith, for everything you do! The impact you have had on my life is significant - thank you, thank you, thank you!
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief