Kimberly Smith, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Specialization: Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Dual diagnosis and Co-morbid medical disorders.
Dr. Smith earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU). Clinical areas of interest and research included individuals with ID/DD, dual diagnosis, severe problem behaviors, epilepsy, and psychopharmacology. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Track. After she received her doctorate from LSU, she worked as a provisionally licensed psychologist in Nebraska where she conducted assessments, provided treatment, and provided staff training for adults with ID/DD at a developmental center and with children and their families in a private practice setting.
Dr. Smith has worked with the Louisiana Department of Health: the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities since 2010 and enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, as well as families and interdisciplinary teams in the community, hospital, and private practice settings. Dr. Smith provides mental healthcare to children, adolescents, and adults, conducts psychological testing, psycho-educational evaluations, gifted & talented assessments, ID/DD evaluations, diagnosis, dual diagnosis, and treatment for severe behavioral challenges, behavior modification, behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy.