Ikeshia Smith, PsyD, LSW
Ikeshia Smith completed her PsyD in Clinical Psychology and is supervised by Dr. John Glovan. In addition, Ikeshia is accuring her independent social worker licensing hours by Joan Raskin, LISW-S. Her interest is in providing therapy and conducting psychological testing/assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. Ikeshia’s treatment approach is integrative with a foundation in cognitive-behavioral therapy. In addition, she utiliizes diactectical behavioral therapy and trauma-focused behavioral therapy. She specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma disorders, crisis intervention and risk assessment, and racial trauma as well as institutional trauma. Ikeshia is passionate about diversity, inclusion and the LGBTQ population.
Ikeshia’s has an extensive history working with children, families, and the geriatric population. She has worked with children and families involving abuse and neglect and participated in Family Reunification Recovery Court to address substance abuse using motivational interviewing skills. In addition, for a special project as a graduate student, she developed an agency hair care pamphlet to expand the knowledge of hair care needs of foster children and its importance for building self-esteem. Recently, she has developed a mental health program for a home health agency. It includes crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy that addresses older adults with chronic illnesses diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Also, Ikeshia worked as an overnight emergency mental health clinician that assessed for suicidal risk. With diversity and inclusion, Ikeshia participated on the diversity, equity, and inclusion team while completing her APA-Accredited Appalachian Internship, to create an agency-wide social justice program manual to implement among staff located in rural southern Ohio.
Lastly, Ikeshia is currently the chief strategist for a non-profit organization based out of Cleveland, Ohio that helps implement mental health focus groups in religious institutions.
Ikeshia earned her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Ohio, her master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and earned her doctorate of clinical psychology from Capella University.
One of my favorite quotes is
"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times" -Paulo Coelho
While this quote has been worded differently over time by different people, the meaning remains the same. Life will knock you down time after time, but that is not what counts. What counts is how you continue to get up. It won’t be easy and the solutions won’t be readily accessible. However, the power to keep going when the road is shaky shows not only strength but courage even when we don’t feel it.
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