I am here for the average person who has seen and experienced events which are not average. Events which you cannot just “forget.”
Struggling with sleeplessness, dreams of being there, always trying to get your brain to shut down so you can relax, feeling shame, guilt, anger, and numbness…they didn’t prepare you for this. Having images just push their way into your brain reminding you of that thing, those people, that feeling. They teach you how to do your job, but not how to deal with the consequences. You are fine when surrounded by others who understand, but when you have to go home or loose that comradery... You feel inadequate, a disappointment, or a burden because you cannot explain to your family why you are not there for them or why you are so worried or angry about certain things.
Once you accept how much control you really can have in your recovery...and take responsibility to learn the tools... you can turn things around. You can do things that you want to do rather than accepting that you are going to be damaged and struggle with certain things. You can connect with your family again and be happy.
I offer teletherapy appointments for anyone located in California and Idaho who is ready to get better, help their family, and take back control over their lives. Teletherapy enables you to have your appointments privately and flexibly from wherever you need to do them. No more having to schedule in extra time to drive to an office, missing more work, worrying about someone you know seeing you going to counseling, canceling appointments if you are on vacation (some limitations apply), or missing an appointment because you only remembered 5 minutes before your time that you had one scheduled. Simply pick up your phone, laptop, or tablet and log on. All you need is good internet connection or cellular service and privacy.
I also do psychological testing in Redding California (with some options for teletherapy testing as appropriate). Reach out and schedule a free consultation today. I am here to help you
About Kelly Smith PhD:
Kelly Smith PhD’s journey to being a psychologist started early in life. Dr. Smith has overcome her own trauma and obstacles. In her own journey she gained a lasting respect for the profession of healing and wanted to pass that same healing along to others. Dr. Smith worked hard to become a compassionate, understanding, and experienced psychologist. She has a wide range of skills and techniques that she uses to help her clients heal, grow, and change. Change and growth is hard, but it is one of the most worthwhile experiences you can engage in.
In her work, Kelly Smith PhD, uses some of the most effective therapy methods available today such as: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma Focused: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF:CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help her clients work through their past trauma and overcome depression and anxiety.
Kelly Smith PhD helps people who want to change and grow, learn the skills to do so.
Dr. Smith works with individuals of almost all ages and their families to help them overcome traumatic experiences, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Her specialty is trauma. Trauma from work, the military, first responders, trauma from life, domestic violence, abuse, and/or trauma from childhood. If you are ready to work, want change, and are willing to put in the effort then reach out to Dr. Smith and schedule your free 20 minute consultation today.
Kelly Smith PhD is currently providing services in all of California (Redding, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Hollister, Santa Barbara, Riverside, and more) and Idaho (Eagle, Star, Ammon, Kuna, Meridian, Hailey, Hayden, Lewiston, Post Falls, Boise, and more)
Kelly Smith, PhD
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that id designed to reduce the symptoms of PTSD that have developed after a traumatic event such as: natural disaster, abuse, violence, and being in an unsafe environment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapy technique that has been shown to be effective for a variety of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
“MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013, p. 29)