Professionally, I have been a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 30 years of experience. I have lived and worked in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past 22 years.
My professional experiences have included contracting work for outpatient mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, private practices, living and working abroad, cross-cultural psychology, and, psychology of women, men, and, and gender roles.
Also, I have experience working with military veterans and active duty service personnel.
My psychotherapy orientation is problem-solving and solution-oriented. The approaches used included cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and, motivational interviewing. These are based on proven research and can assist adults with improving their quality of life.
Educationally, my degrees are a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (University of Detroit, M.I.), an M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Xavier University, Ohio), and, a B.A. in Psychology (SUNY Brockport, New York).
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-004945
NV Psychologist PY0247
UT Psychologist 1115272501
It has been extremely helpful to have a professional and someone to talk too
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Smith is credible and experienced. She listens to your concerns and is very open to any issue or concern you bring to the table. She provides suggestions and gets you working right away.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She did well. We couldn't do a full session but we had internet troubles but we are going to reschedule. She let me do a worksheet and that gave us a place to start. She's nice.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem