#NormalizeHelp

Mental Health has become a more popular topic in recent years, especially in communities of color.  We have observed this trend in connection to some the media, entertainers who are opening up about their mental health, and growing numbers of professionals of color in the field.  


Smedley Psychological Services believes in the importance of asking for help.  It is sometimes the very antithesis of our culture, however, none of us has successfully survived this life without needing help.  


Dr. Smedley is currently providing therapeutic services in collaboration with ReNew Psychological Services in Washington DC.  Call/email the information listed in the link below to schedule a consultation!


http://www.renewpsych.com/therapists/jessica-smedley-psyd


Training/Speaking Engagements

Smedley Psychological Services believes in empowering members of the community and other professionals who may work with the public.  


Trainings are offered for community organizations, schools, churches, mental health conferences and other healthcare providers.  Other services include speaking on a panel, serving as a guest lecturer or providing a seminar about mental health concepts, specifically in the context of communities of color, disparities, and wellness.


Examples of past talks include diversity/cultural awareness, misdiagnosis of trauma, general mental health awareness, mental health and the black church, self-care, and leadership/advocacy development. 


Examples of Past Workshops/Trainings Include:

"Radical Self-Care and Wellness for BIPoC in the Workplace"

"Racism, Trauma, and Mistrust: Factors Contributing to Health Disparities in African-American Communities"

"Consequences of Race on Underdiagnosed Trauma"

"Healing Emotional Walls" (A Workshop for Black Women, Trauma and Relationships)

Mental Health Symposiums/Workshops for Black Church Communities




Program Evaluation and​ Development

Dr. Smedley has recently joined with a local agency in Washington, DC to provide consultative services as they develop their delivery of psychological services, specifically with victims of crime (trauma) and psychological assessment.