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:

Conversations we should be having about Ashley Madison

Even if we aren’t members of Ashley Madison, there remains a lot we can learn from the whole debacle. A good place to start is by using this story as a springboard for having some not-so-fun, but important discussions with the folks closest to us. Here’s a list to help start those conversations.

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]