Dr. Angela Smith is a Licensed Psychologist in Houston, Texas who works with adolescents and adults with anxiety-based disorders. Areas of expertise include the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in addition to excessive worry (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), social phobia, and perfectionism. Dr. Smith uses evidence-based approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and exposure-based treatment (e.g., Exposure and Response Prevention) to help individuals improve the way they relate to themselves, others, and the world.
Throughout her training and career, Dr. Smith has tailored her experiences to obtain expertise in treating each of the major anxiety-based disorders. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Houston with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2015, prior to completing a trauma-focused fellowship at the Houston VA Medical Center. She then spent four years treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at a specialty clinic in Houston before establishing Anxiety Specialists of Houston in 2020. Dr. Smith has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals and has been a presenter at numerous local, national, and international conferences for researchers and professionals. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston- Clear Lake, where she teaches graduate courses in both assessment and therapy.
Dr. Smith is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice and is proud that her patient base represents the racial, religious, and cultural diversity of the city. Dr. Smith offers the flexibility of remote sessions and welcomes new patients into her practice both in person and virtually.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
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Years of Experience: 7 years
McLean OCD Institute, Staff Psychologist, 2016 - 2020
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Psychology Fellow, 2015 - 2016
University of Houston, PhD- Clinical Psychology, 2015
University of Houston- Clear Lake, MA- Clinical Psychology, 2010
Baylor University , BA- Economics, 2004