Dr. Stephanie Smith

Dr. Stephanie Smith

I am a licensed psychologist and owner of Front Range Psychological Associates in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. I help people with all kinds of issues, but particularly enjoy working with women.

Posts by Dr. Stephanie Smith:

It’s OK to talk to your children about suicide. Here’s how:

None of us want to talk about suicide, but lots of us are thinking about it. A 2009 study by SAMHSA found that 8.3 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. That’s a lot of people–and it’s just for one year. The study also found that 2.3 …[Read More]

Grieving Cory Monteith and coming clean about addiction

It has taken me nearly two weeks since Cory Monteith’s death to write this post.  And I am still not sure what to say.
Regular  readers know that I am a Gleek. I have often written about the show’s messages about mental health and diversity. More than anything I simply love the characters and the music.
So, like many others around …[Read More]

Honoring TV shows, movies that help mental health

Most people are not attending conferences, reading journals, or consulting with psychologists regularly for news and information about mental health. Where do we mostly often see and hear of mental health?  TV and movies, of course!
At first blush this may seem like a bad thing: who wants to get health advice from their favorite sitcom? …[Read More]

Many Reasons Why Young Adults are Stressed

The American Psychological Association recently released its annual Stress in America survey.  The findings are chock full of interesting information about how Americans feel stress, manage stress, and are affected by stress.  Some of the data is even broken down by gender, region and generation.
This year’s findings suggest that Millennials (these are folks aged 18-33) are the …[Read More]