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Dr. Patricia Smith, Psychologist

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About me

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. These experiences have been in different parts of the USA.
My psychotherapy orientation is problem-solving and solution-oriented. The approaches used included cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and, motivational interviewing. They 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).

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NV Psychologist PY0247

UT Psychologist 1115272501

AZ Psychologist 4945


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Patricia Smith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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