Psychology and Social Justice

Smedley Psychological Services strongly believes in a holistic and social-justice oriented approach to mental health services, as it is imperative to meet people where they are while integrating the whole person/system into diagnosis and treatment.  The same is true for supporting the needs of a program or agency.  Dr. Smedley has a passion for diversity and advocacy, which promotes access to the mental health system for people of all communities. 

Leadership and Mentoring

Dr. Smedley greatly values genuine, growth-oriented relationships. She often refers to the many leaders from her personal and professional life who have influenced her growth and success, and she subsequently feels it is imperative to 'Pay It Forward."  She has engaged in many leadership training experiences and has also invited young people or early career psychology students to have conversations about goals, questions, or challenges experienced in their growth.  Dr. Smedley knows that in order to strengthen the community, you must share your story with those coming behind you.   

Psychology and Faith

As a woman of faith and a seminary-trained psychologist, Dr. Smedley greatly values each individual's religious and spiritual values.  Some of the founding fathers of psychology acknowledged the importance of acknowledging the connection between the psyche and the soul.  Dr. Smedley believes that our faith impacts our value systems, decision making, relationship styles, and it factors into our resilience.