I'm so glad you're here. Whether you're brand new to therapy or are returning after a little break, it can be totally anxiety-provoking trying to get established with a new clinician. Take some time to look around and ask questions that might help you feel more comfortable choosing the right therapist for you!
My name is
Dr. Lauren Necesario Smith
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and I'm passionate about helping individuals learn how to bring more awareness to the challenging, unhelpful, unkind, and sometimes unreasonable thoughts they may have about themselves.
At times throughout life, we may notice that these thoughts can lead to feelings of self-doubt, low self-worth, or poor self-esteem. They can even make us more vulnerable to developing depression or anxiety.
I will invite you to finds ways to challenge these negative thoughts so that you can make room for healing. And if you're open to it, I'll teach you different strategies to help you cope with your depression, anxiety, or pain so that you might be able to find a better quality of life and more compassionate, forgiving, and kind to YOURSELF!
All clinical services are provided via Telehealth at this time. Please contact me about consultations and workshops.
Individual therapy sessions range from 30 - 60 minutes. Sessions can occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, dependent on your needs, goals, and progress during treatment. Click to learn more about therapy services offered for: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and Chronic Pain.
Contact me regarding questions you may have about completing psychological evaluations for implant devices (i.e., IT pain pump, SCS, DRG, etc.). We can also discuss personality and/or intelligence testing for diagnostic clarification to guide treatment recommendations.
CONSULTATION, WORKSHOPS, and MORE
Contact me to discuss how we can collaborate on consultations, workshops, seminars, speaking engagements, etc.
I am a certified Empowered Relief instructor through Stanford University.