Kendra Smith, Psychiatrist in Austin, Texas — Zencare
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Kendra Smith

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD
Texas, Massachusetts Accepting Online
The Drag Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Child mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Smith is a Harvard-trained, board certified adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist providing individual therapy, psychiatric assessments, medication management and family consultations. Dr. Smith graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA and then completed additional training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Smith specializes in providing evidence based, patient centered care. She provides a holistic approach to treatment, partnering with patients and families to meet treatment goals and taking into consideration each individual's current difficulties along with their medical health, family history and social stressors.Her caring and compassionate approach helps patients feel at ease and accepted.


Message to clients

Seeking mental health treatment in itself can be a challenging prospect for many people. I'm glad you are taking this step! I aim to help patients feels comfortable, safe and that they are in partnership with me to meet their goals. By working together, therapy can be a rewarding experience where patients come to understand themselves, relationships, and patterns of interacting in new ways to effect positive change. At times, medication is needed in conjunction with therapy to address acuity of symptoms and augment progress. In addition to individual and family therapy, I offer medication evaluation and management as needed.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kendra Smith is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Initial session: $450 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Medication management sessions: $225 (30min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-5pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-1:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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The Drag practice
2021 Guadalupe Street, Suite 260, Austin, Texas 78705
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Kendra Smith, MD PLLC, Owner, Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
Teladoc, Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
Eating Recovery Center, Psychiatrist, 2021 - 2021
Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Psychiatrist, 2017 - 2020
Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Child Psychiatry Fellow, 2018 - 2020
Tufts Medical Center, Psychiatry Resident, 2015 - 2018

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2020
Tufts Medical Center, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2018
University of Texas Medical Branch, Doctor of Medicine, 2015


Licensure

Texas: S6945

Massachusetts: 273375


Languages

English