david. smith ph.d, m.a., m.s.
(269) 327-7632 + EXT. 31
Specialty Areas: I have worked in the substance abuse and mental health areas for 30 years, individual, couples and group therapy. I have specialized in substance abuse/addiction, chronic pain, health psychology, anxiety, mood disorders, couples counseling, men’s issues, grief recovery and stress management.
Education/Experience: Masters Biomedical Science 1978, Masters in Clinical Psychology 1980, Specialist Degree – Drug & Alcohol/Abuse 1976, Specialist Degree – Holistic Health 1982, Doctorate in Psychology 1990.
Treatment Philosophy: My work focuses on developing an honest and open relationship with clients meeting them on their level of communication. I have developed a variety of strategies over the years. I use holistic evaluation to define issues followed with cognitive behavioral strategies, basic communication and assertiveness training and conflict management training. I also provide education material, homework and group and couples counseling when appropriate in addition to individual therapy. In addition to utilizing local psychiatrists and general practicioners for medication management of various mood disorders, I enjoy teaching holistic concepts and meditation/ relaxation training.
*Insurances Accepted: BCBS, BCBS (PPO), BCBS (WMU), VBH (Kellogg & Railroad). Other insurances pending.
**Plans may change at any time. Please call your insurance company for eligibility, deductions, co-pays and pre-certification. Out of state plans often vary, please check with your insurance company.