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Amie Smith, Ph.D.

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Education and Clinical Training:
B.A., English, University of Washington (1999)
B.S., Psychology, Washington State University (2010)
Ph.D., Psychology, Utah State University (2018)
Doctoral Psychology Internship at Washington State University CAPS (2018)

Areas of Interest:
Theoretical Orientation: I consider myself an existential-humanistic therapist; this philosophy guides how I think about life, meaning, people, and change. I integrate techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), self-compassion, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Clinical Interests: I am interested in developing meaningful and genuine relationships with clients with many different presenting problems and with a range of identities. Some of my clinical interests are: anxiety disorders, depression, borderline personality disorder, working with diverse clients, working with graduate students, parenting, group therapy.

Personal Interests: I love eating; this includes eating out at restaurants, cooking, and eating with family and friends. I’m a big sports fan, and I also like to travel, garden, and create (food, craft projects, messes).