Dr. Smith is director of consultation psychiatry at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. She is medical director at Milford Psychiatric Services. Dr. Smith is also a graduate of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and an expert adult and child psychoanalytic psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst in addition to adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist. She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The purpose of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is to help people change and progress in their lives. The development of self-awareness and insight is a step in achieving that progress. As a psychoanalyst, Dr. Smith is very committed to helping you work in the most meaningful way toward reaching your full potential. Problems don’t necessarily have to be severe to justify making the first call.
You probably have heard the term “worried well” and may even apply that to yourself at times when you are at a loss to describe a general malaise you are feeling. Many people, for example, may be highly functioning at work and home, but troubled inside. While the term “worried well” has sometimes been used pejoratively, being worried, having long-standing internal conflicts, or even just curious about yourself and how your mind works, are valid reasons for speaking with a psychoanalytic professional. People who have concerns that interfere with the way they want to live their lives benefit from therapy. Psychoanalytic treatment helps people address mental disorders and internal conflicts, and increase self-understanding and freedom.
If you are looking for an honest and trusted team of specialists to provide you with the highest level of expertise and care, you found the right place. If you are facing a challenging situation, or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.