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Angela Smith

Psychologist, PhD
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- Anxiety - Trauma-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Relationship issues- Loss, grief, and bereavement-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Houston is fortunate to have many wonderful psychologists and mental health providers. Establishing a therapeutic relationship that is a good fit is important, as the work of therapy can be challenging and sometimes painful (in addition to being meaningful and fulfilling!).

My approach is person-centered, non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative. I understand that the work of behavior change is challenging! Some begin therapy with a good idea of the changes they want to make and high motivation to make them. For others, having time and space to explore patterns and develop insight about what isn't working is a critical precursor to change work. Wherever you are on the journey to establishing a more meaningful life, I would be honored to join you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

McLean OCD Institute, Staff Psychologist
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Psychology Fellow

University of Houston, PhD- Clinical Psychology, 2015
University of Houston- Clear Lake, MA- Clinical Psychology, 2010
Baylor University , BA- Economics, 2004


Texas: 36242




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Angela Smith is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (55min)
  • Initial session:$265 (80min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly