Dr. Gladys Smith is a licensed and Board Certified psychotherapist. She is a trauma specialist and Master Addiction Counselor. She has devoted herself to working with trauma, sexual violence and addiction with clients and in the community. She served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman tending to the physical and mental health of military men and women and their families. Gladys is trained in multiple somatic based and trauma based psychotherapies including Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and Trauma Focused yoga. She is also a Certified Trauma Professional and Compassion Fatigue Facilitator. She is an Alive & Well STL Ambassador and is a member of the Steering Committee. She teaches Emotional Emancipation, Trauma Awareness courses, and Trauma focused Yoga/Mindfulness classes in the community. Gladys also gives back to veterans volunteering at the V.A Hospital St. Louis teaching yoga to veterans. She is also an on-call clinical team member for the Gun De-escalation team of Better Family Life.
She obtained a Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University (Psy.D), Master of Education from University of Missouri, and Master of Health Science from Washington University, St. Louis (M.Hs). Dr. Smith serves as a Trauma therapist/ Relationship & Sexual Violence Therapist at the Washington University Medical School presently. She has a trauma-focused private practice in Clayton, Missouri.
Areas of specialty: Anxiety & Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Sexual Trauma, Military Mental health, Gender Identity, Relationships and Intimate Partner concerns, Codependence, Batter Intervention , Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), Women’s Mental Health, Cultural Awareness & Diversity, Trauma supervision and supervision.
Treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused- CBT, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBST), Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR), Group therapy, Mindful Yoga for Trauma Recovery Teacher/Trauma Focused Yoga.