Dr. Josh J Smith PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Dr. Smith is a National Certified School Psychologist in Arizona
who specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents
with neuropsychological disorders including processing deficits, attention-deficit disorder, learning difficulties, autism, seizure
disorders, head injuries, anxiety, depression, and twice-exceptional learners in the gifted range. Dr. Smith has worked with a variety of individuals, ranging from school aged children to the adult population with a variety of concerns relating to learning and functioning through neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and gifted assessments. Dr. Smith assesses a person’s strengths and weaknesses leading to individualized interventions and treatment plans.
Dr. Smith earned his Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from Northern Arizona University and completed his Doctorate from Argosy University in Phoenix in 2018. He is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA of Arizona, volunteering to promote and support the best interests of abuses and neglected children in the dependency of the court and foster care systems and Board President of Advocacy31nine, a nonprofit organization advocating for the educational success of children impacted by foster care.
Internship experiences include both school and clinical settings. Dr. Smith is also a Diplomate with the American Board of School Neuropsychology and board certified in School Neuropsychology. Dr. Smith enjoys working closely with parents and their children to improve successful outcomes related to self-esteem, social/emotional well-being, peer relationships, social skills, transitioning into adulthood, and overall school performance.
Dr. Smith welcomes the opportunity to discuss specific areas of concern with you and for your child within the family construct to provide evaluation assessments, goal planning, and any other further referrals if needed. Common concerns provided by a consultative role include improving coping and problem solving skills, reducing anxiety, managing impulse control disorders, and independent skills. In addition to the American Board of School Neuropsychology, Mr. Smith is active member in a number of other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Arizona Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologist, and Arizona Association of School Psychologist.