Dr. Smith is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas with considerable experience in treating anxiety based disorders. She received a BA in Economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. Her graduate training focused on transdiagnostic assessment and treatment of anxiety, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based interventions. Dr. Smith completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas, specializing in the treatment of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during residency. Dr. Smith has presented her research findings at the annual conferences for several national organizations including the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, and she has published articles in peer reviewed journals including Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, and Journal of Clinical Psychology.
I benefited very much from the program. My therapist was just outstanding, and Saharah was also very professional, kind, and accommodating. The whole staff really cared about me and my progress. I felt like the exposure therapy was the key to my improvement along with learning ways to cope with my worry cycle and anxieties. In short, I thought it was a great and caring program, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others, or to return there myself if ever the need would arise.