Dr. Smith is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy , and maintains a private practice in Clayton, Missouri.
With over 20 yearsof experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of California Southern University, Washington University and University of Missouri, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress,military issues, couples and marriage difficulties, and eating disorders. She has specialized training in working with military and military families.
In addition to being a dynamic therapist, Dr. Smith has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Addiction. women and addiction, trauma, sexual assault, military concerns, eating disorders, and mental health.
Gladys is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. She is published in a chapter of "A healthier You" published in 2010.
Education -Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Management University of Missouri, Master of Health Science (M Hs) Washington University, St. Louis, Master of Education (Counseling) (M. Ed) University of Missouri, St. Louis., California Southern University, Psy D -Doctorate of Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Clinical Pofessional Counselor (LCPC) Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CASAC), and Masters Addictions Counselor (MAC), and Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Gladys is also EMDR trained.
Additional Training- Eating Disorders, Addictions Counseling, Couples therapy, intergrating yoga & meditation in CBT therapy
Professional Activities and Memberships- American Counseling Association, National Addiction Counselors Association