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All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Dr. Aaron Smith
Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location
1808 Verdugo Blvd
Suite 319 B
Glendale, California
United States
91208

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: 10:00 am to 7 pm M-F

Qualifications
Last school: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, 2016
License(s): PSY30696-CA
Years in practice: 11

Fees
Cost per session: $250 to $300
Average cost per session: $250
Sliding scale pricing offered?: No
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Square
  • Visa


Insurance Note: At this time, our office is out of network with insurances, which means that we have chosen not to participate with insurances.

Malpractice Carrier: CM&F Group Inc. Expires (MM/YY): 04/01/2021

Modality:
  • Individuals


Age specialty:
  • Adults


Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • NFL
  • Racial Justice Allied


I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black
  • Hispanic and Latino


Languages spoken:
  • English

Dr. Aaron Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 30696) in Los Angeles who is passionate about working with athletes who are motivated to excel in multiple domains of their lives. In addition to providing assistance for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders, Dr. Aaron also collaborates with individuals to facilitate mental, emotional, and physical congruence—resulting in a state of optimal performance.

As a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, Dr. Aaron empowers individuals to enhance their lives through increased self-awareness and relational support with regard to teammates, coaches, media, family, and peers. Dr. Aaron’s approach to therapy is strength-based and inter-personally informed. Furthermore, he believes support is most effectively cultivated through a relationship that promotes safety, compassion, and respect. Clinically, Dr. Aaron draws from a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Dr. Aaron received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology through the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Michigan State University. Dr. Aaron has also received specialized training in Health Psychology, along with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. His previous clinical experience includes working in various hospital and psychiatric settings—including Tarzana Treatment Centers, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, American Family Children’s Hospital, and Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics.

Dr. Aaron’s interest in Performance Psychology stems from his personal journey of recovery after rupturing his Achille’s tendon while playing basketball. It was during his own healing process that he developed a greater appreciation for ways in which injury could significantly impact a person’s life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a result, through dedicated training, Dr. Aaron has cultivated unique insight into how biological, psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical functioning and overall wellness (e.g., chronic pain and stress management, performance anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationships).

Issues:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Substance Abuse
Treatment orientation:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology


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