I’m Dr. Shawn Smith, a licensed psychologist in Denver, Colorado. I offer solution-focused therapy, always with empathy and your particular situation in mind. I don’t use cookie-cutter approaches. Treatment is tailored to your goals.
I pride myself on responsiveness to my clients. You can call at any time, and I will typically get back to you in short order. I am available for some evening sessions, as well as some Saturdays.
Therapy is an important investment that can last a lifetime. Because of that, I take my job very seriously. That doesn’t mean we can’t also have some fun while we work toward a solution for you. After all, life is short, and sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to laugh at it. There can be great power in that.
While I can help with a variety of problems (and I have a strong network of colleagues to help with problems that are beyond my scope), here are some of my specialties:
Anxiety problems: These include problems such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I rely on solution-focused, empirically-validated treatment. (more)
Depression: Whether you know the source of your depression or not, we can use empirically-supported methods to start putting your life back together. While I don’t prescribe medication, I can work alongside your general practitioner or psychiatrist. (more)
Relationship counseling: I offer solution-focused couple counseling designed to replace destructive patterns with constructive ones. I also understand and welcome alternative lifestyles. (more)
Trauma recovery: It is possible to put your life back together after a loss.
Substance abuse recovery: We can go beyond the standard treatment and get to the root of your habit. (more)
Ongoing psychotherapy: My empirically-supported services can help, whether you need someone in your corner to help you manage ongoing, complex problems, or you’re looking for a coach to help you replace old patterns and meet your full potential. (more)
In order to find out whether my services are right for you, I offer a free, hour-long consultation. This gives us an opportunity to meet face-to-face, discuss the challenge at hand, and consider options for recovery. If I am not a good fit for you, I’ll try to refer you to someone who is.
Please browse a bit and get to know me. Information on treatment, cost, and insurance is here. If you decide that we should meet, you can click here to find out what to expect during our first meeting.
My office, just south of I-70 on Wadsworth, is convenient to Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater, and Golden. I look forward to meeting you!
Shawn T. Smith, Psy.D.
4045 Wadsworth, Suite 200
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033