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Frederick Smith PSYD

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) providing talk therapy services with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. He works with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disabilities, OCD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders, and more. He has worked in a number of different settings including community mental health centers, prisons, schools, college counseling centers, state hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals, and general medical centers providing acute and long-term psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults who were exhibiting severe psychopathology related to psychosis, suicidality, aggression, and personality disorders. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College and his Master's degree and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In therapy, Dr. Smith utilizes multiple treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play therapy, reality therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychoeducation, and schema-focused therapy. In addition, he employs the three core conditions of therapeutic change: empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. In all cases, he continuously monitors the therapeutic process to learn what is working and what is not working so he can better support clients. We are all struggling in different areas of our lives. You do not have to struggle alone. Dr. Smith is here to walk with you and help you overcome those life challenges.





Borderline Personality Disorder


General Expertise





Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)


  • Illinois, PSYD, 71010014


Doctor of Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodridge, Woodridge, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Frederick Smith, PSYD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Frederick Smith, PSYD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Frederick Smith accepting new clients?

Yes, Frederick Smith is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodridge, 7425 Janes Ave #205, Woodridge, IL, 60517.

Does Frederick Smith accept insurance?

Yes, Frederick Smith accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Frederick Smith offer?

Frederick Smith offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Frederick Smith offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Frederick Smith offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodridge, 7425 Janes Ave #205, Woodridge, IL, 60517.

Does Frederick Smith offer online therapy?

Yes, Frederick Smith offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Frederick Smith?

Frederick Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Frederick Smith speak?

Frederick Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Frederick Smith online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Frederick Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.