Dr. Rachel B. Smiley, Ph.D.

Dr. Smiley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2003 and her master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2006 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2011, she completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. As a part of her internship, Dr. Smiley worked at a university counseling center as a primary rotation and completed a secondary rotation at a community mental health center. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Moore Counseling Center and stayed on as a psychologist after completing her fellowship. She has been working at the Moore Counseling Center since 2011.

During her graduate and post-graduate clinical training experiences, Dr. Smiley has developed a specialization in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem problems, interpersonal concerns, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and others. Dr. Smiley also has experience providing psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification and determination of potential of learning disabilities and ADHD. Her approach is primarily eclectic, providing therapeutic techniques based upon the presenting problem, clients’ strengths, and evidenced-based practices.
Currently, Dr. Smiley works primarily with adults in individual therapy and provides psychological evaluations for children and adults. Therapy sessions are typically held on a weekly or biweekly basis. During the first session, Dr. Smiley works to get to know her clients by obtaining a thorough history related to the individual’s family, social functioning, and developmental history. The client will also have an opportunity to discuss initials concerns motivating them toward therapy. Treatment goals will be discussed and a treatment plan will be developed collaboratively with the patient. The therapy process often focuses on improving coping skills, identifying and changing maladaptive thought and relationships patterns, and improving overall wellness. Improvements in self-esteem and self-awareness are also a focal point for therapy.