Suzanne J. A. Smith, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist for Adults
• Bachelor’s degree, Ohio University 1998
• Master’s degree, Ohio University 2001
• Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Ohio University
Training & Experience:
• Internship, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center
• Fellowship in chronic pain management, Cleveland Clinic Chronic
• Staff Psychologist, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
My Role at LBP:
I provide professional, compassionate care to individuals from young adulthood (college age) throughout the lifespan seeking personal change and greater life balance. I offer assessment and treatment — including individual, couples/marital, and group services. I treat women and men experiencing anxiety, depression, personal crises, and social/relationship difficulties. I have a specialized interest in caring for mothers who face unique challenges throughout the child-bearing and child-rearing years. In particular, I strive to understand and support women facing pregnancy and fertility issues, loss, transitions in family and personal life, and identity development.
Seeking balance is both a personal and professional ambition that I apply to my own life raising three energetic children with my husband of 15 years, living on Cleveland’s Westside. I believe that I can only help others if I am also striving for this balance. Therefore, I make time in my life for yoga, walks with my puppy, playing tag in the yard, and family dance parties. I understand very personally the challenge of raising content, kind, well-rounded children while having fulfilling adult relationships and a peaceful sense of self.
I love to cook yet rarely use the same recipe twice. Anyone who comes to my house for a meal will join the adventure of trying something new that I whipped up.
Why I love being at LBP:
I am proud to be part of a team of highly skilled and kind professionals who go above and beyond when helping people during difficult times. I love the atmosphere at LBP and the opportunity to guide patients along their journeys to becoming their best selves.