Aaron  Smith

Aaron Smith


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated March 28, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sports psychology
  • Stress management
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Dr. Aaron Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles who is passionate about helping clients reach their full potential, both on and off the field. He understands the unique challenges that we all face, and he is committed to providing clients with the tools and support needed to help them thrive.

Dr. Smith specializes in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders. He also helps individuals manage stress, performance anxiety, life transitions, and relationships.

Dr. Smith's approach to therapy is strength-based and interpersonally informed. He believes that the most effective way to help his clients is to create a safe and supportive relationship where they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings.

Dr. Smith deeply understands how biological, psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical functioning and overall wellness. He uses this knowledge to develop personalized treatment plans that help his clients achieve their goals and live their best lives.

Dr. Smith invites therapeutic engagement by listening to an individual’s story with compassion and understanding. He might ask clarifying questions to ensure that he understands their experiences and perspectives. If appropriate, he might also share his own experiences or stories to help clients feel more connected.

Dr. Smith also integrates various techniques to keep his clients engaged in therapy. He might use activities or role-playing exercises or provide feedback and encouragement. Similarly, he might also celebrate an individual’s successes, no matter how big or small.

Dr. Smith is a dedicated and experienced psychologist who is committed to helping others achieve their mental health goals. He is a valuable resource for anyone looking for support and guidance.


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

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Aaron 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Thriving Center of Psychology, Psychologist, 2021 - Present

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, 2016
Michigan State University , Master of Arts in Counseling, 2009
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2006


California: PSY30696