Dr. Elizabeth 방실 Smith (PsyD, CCTP-II, ASDCS) (She/Her)
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About Dr. Elizabeth 방실 Smith (PsyD, CCTP-II, ASDCS) (She/Her)
Dr. Smith (she/her) can practice in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI. She is a 1.5 generation Korean-Irish Licensed Clinical Psychologist based out of Chicago who speaks English and conversational Korean. 1.5 generation is one way to say she moved to the States in early childhood. Her mother is Korean and her father is a disabled US Army veteran. With several relocations and neurodiverse presentations in her multilingual family, her training in psychology began early on. Dr. Smith earned her Masters and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She provides care through a relational, collaborative, neurodivergent affirming, social justice, and trauma informed lens. Much of her work includes meeting people where they are while helping individuals and families navigate a variety of stresses, traumas, & relational and developmental challenges. She utilizes evidence-based trauma treatments such as EMDR and Narrative therapy, along with play, expressive art, Geek Therapy, and honors ancestral healing practices. In addition to providing therapy & neuropsychological assessments, Dr. Smith is also part of an APA accredited training team, supervising emerging psychologists with a passion for supporting their work with culturally & neurologically diverse individuals. She is a member of many professional organizations including ASDAH, Association for Size Diversity which centers on the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES®), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Dr. Smith also enjoys volunteering with nonprofits such as the AMHC, KAWA, & co-founded NAAAP-Chicago’s Wellness Program. She has spoken nationally on panels such as C2E2, WonderCon, and SDCC to advocate for diversity in media, access to healthcare, & the use of pop culture in therapy and education. For fun, she enjoys collecting Hello Kitty and Tokidoki, joyful body movement, culinary adventures, knitting, art, cosplay, and playing with her puppy, who is currently training for her therapy dog certification.
How to get started
The best way to get started is to contact me through the contact form below. When I work out of Miracare, there are select insurances accepted including BCBS PPO. I offer reduced cost and sliding scale services through Orchid exchange. If preferred times are not available on Orchid, please message me on Orchid so I can try to adjust availability.
Below are the payment options this practice offers:
- This practice is insurance-based only.
YEARS IN PRACTICE:
Neurodivergent affirming care