Smith Psychological Services specializes in police and public safety psychology, and is committed to serving and catering to first responders and their needs. With years of experience in conducting pre-employment psychological evaluations, fitness evaluations, training, consultation, and therapy for law enforcement as well as the fire service, communications dispatchers, and emergency medical services, both personal and professional experience is combined to create a safe and effective service for first responders.
Dr. Smith is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Psychological Services Section, Ethics Committee. She is easily available to chat through evaluations for your convenience and customized services for your needs.
Why Smith Psychological?
In-person or online evaluations
Typically scheduled within one week, always within two weeks
Same day “verbal suitability” rating
Written report within one week of appointment
Professional, experienced, and trustworthy
First Responder Assessments
These evaluations occur prior to hire, and provide a suitability opinion for the candidate to be employed in the position to which they are applying.
Fitness for Duty Evaluations
These evaluations occur when an employee is on administrative leave and requires a psychological evaluation to determine suitability to continue working.
Return to Duty Evaluations
These evaluations occur when an employee is involved in a critical incident and command staff would like a brief evaluation to assess the employee’s wellness.
First Responder Trainings
Although training is catered to the agency or department and takes a personalized approach, we've listed our most requested topics below. We travel for trainings and are happy to make arrangements for a presentation at your workplace. Contact us to discuss your specific training needs!
- Emotional Wellness
- Families in Law Enforcement
- Just World Belief
- Moral Injury
- Emotional Wellness
- The Cycle of Anxiety
- Sleep Hygiene
- Compassion Fatigue
- Interacting with the Mentally Ill
- Peer Support
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Our approach to assessments is rooted in professionalism and efficiency. You can count on us for prompt appointment scheduling and fast results. We believe in the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who visits our office (whether in-person or virtually) and take great care to help clients feel seen, heard, and validated. Scheduling assessments with us takes a potentially stressful experience and makes it comfortable. We look forward to serving you!
- Law Enforcement — Pre-Employment Evaluations, Fit for Duty Evaluations, Return to Duty Evaluations, Critical Incident Debriefs
- Developmental Disabilities Waiver Evaluation
- Compensation and Pension Evaluations for Veterans
- Social Security Disability Psychological Evaluations
- Psychological Evaluations for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
- General Diagnostic Assessment
- Neuropsychological Assessments
- Spinal Cord Stimulator
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Assessment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Psychoeducational — Learning Disorders, accommodations for schooling such as LSATS, MCATS, GRE, SAT/ACT
- Bariatric Clearances
- Forensic — Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
- Parental Capacity Evaluations
Therapy is a place to come and have your therapist hold space for where you are right now, today, while walking together towards the hope of tomorrow. When you visit our office, you can expect to be greeted with familiar, friendly faces and a warm cup of coffee. We've created a cozy, comfortable environment designed to help you get the most out of your therapy experience.
Dr. Smith works from an interpersonal, psychodynamic therapeutic orientation, and incorporates practical day to day psychoeducation to make both long and short term changes. With a speciality in trauma treatment, she enjoys walking alongside people on their journey towards their goals.