Welcome to the Therapy Practice of Dr. Lucy Smith

About Me

Lucy Smith, PhD

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I was  born and raised in Dallas, Texas. It took me awhile to figure out that I  wanted to be a psychologist (I changed career paths by dropping a business major and picking up a psychology minor after the first day of classes my senior year in college!). Despite the abrupt shift and initial shock of those around me, I have not regretted the decision ever since.  After spending 4 years in Boulder, Colorado (one of the most beautiful places ever!) for graduate school,  my husband and I moved back to Texas to be closer to family. After  completing my clinical training, I decided to open a private practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders in teenagers and adults. I have two school-aged daughters who keep me on my toes and who have given me an enriched perspective on both myself and my clinical work. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working on the house, and reading. 

Education

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I received a doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology from the University  of Colorado at Boulder. Before that I received a Master's degree in  clinical/counseling psychology from Southern Methodist University (SMU)  in Dallas, Texas. I also completed my undergraduate studies at SMU,  receiving a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and minors in business and  psychology. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialists (CEDS), accredited through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). 

Clinical Experience

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2010-present: Private Practice, Dallas, Texas
2009-2011: Adjunct Faculty, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2009-2010: Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Postdoctoral Fellow in Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Eating Disorders Program
2007-2008: VA North Texas Healthcare System, Predoctoral Internship
2005-2007:La Luna Center, Boulder, Colorado
2006-2007: Center for Attention, Behavior, and Learning, University of Colorado at Boulder
2004-2007: Raimy Clinic, University of Colorado at Boulder
2004: Galaxy Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas
2002-2003: Weight Management Program, The Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas