Dr. Matt Smith is a Licensed Psychologist who obtained his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr. Smith provides individual, couples, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. His areas of interest include depression, anxiety and stress management, relationship difficulties, divorce issues, grief and loss, and men's issues.
Working from a cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal approach, the goal of his therapeutic work is to help individuals identify and change maladaptive life patterns, develop more balanced attitudes towards themselves and others, develop more satisfying relationships, and improve their ability to manage stress and anxiety. In addition, Dr. Smith also provides consultation for individuals who are struggling with issues such as career development, college and graduate student growth and development, and leadership development. Dr. Smith also conducts psychological evaluations for ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as other mood or anxiety disorders.
In his therapy practice, Dr. Smith provides individual and group services, as well as family-based interventions. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, coping with traumatic life experiences, and difficulty managing feelings, such as depression, stress, anxiety and anger. Other common issues include dissatisfaction in significant relationships, parenting challenges and issues related to body image and unhealthy eating patterns. Dr. Smith focuses on increasing a client's self-awareness and assists them in establishing new ways to cope with their difficulties that are consistent with the client's personal values and beliefs. Dr. Smith also leads social skills and parenting groups, as well as workshops for individuals (children and adults) who have been diagnosed with attention problems.
Our chief mission at Atlanta Consulting and Psychological Services, LLC (ACPS) is to assist others in re-examining their life perspectives, to learn from past experiences and utilize them to equip clients with the tools to lead better, healthier lifestyles.