Erin N. Smith, Licensed Clinical Pyschologist, Ph.D.

Erin Smith

About Me

I have practiced psychotherapy for over a decade, and recently relocated to and started working in the Susquehanna Valley. I previously practiced in the state of Ohio, where I worked in hospitals, community mental health agencies, and private practices with clients facing a range of mental health concerns. After moving and transferring my professional license to Pennsylvania, I started practicing part-time at Courtyard Counseling Center in August of 2018. My areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, adjustment to life changes, and posttraumatic stress disorder. I primarily work with children, adolescents, and young adults, along with their families, who are struggling with these issues. I additionally enjoy working with adults facing these concerns.

In working with clients and families, I take a strengths-based approach to helping them find a solution to their difficulties. My style incorporates warmth, empathy, humor, and an active approach to working through the issues my clients face. I challenge my clients to think outside of their current view of a situation to consider different angles and thought patterns that may lead to some relief from their struggles. I strive to create an environment in therapy that leaves my clients feeling heard, validated, and gives them a sense that the work we do together will help them feel some relief. Therapy is at its best when there is a trusting relationship between client and therapist and when clients feel motivated to make changes in their lives, and I strive to help my clients feel comfortable and supported as they make progress.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 years
  • License No. and State: PS018512 Pennsylvania

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
  • B.A. Psychology and Spanish, Susquehanna University

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • GHP
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • PEBTF
  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield