About Frederick Smith, PsyD

Dr. Frederick Smith, PsyD, helps clients see the world through a different lens. His overall goal is to guide clients to improve their quality of life and relationships so that interactions become more meaningful.

Dr. Smith earned an undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College and graduate degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He works with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disabilities, OCD, psychotic disorders, and more.

In therapy, Dr. Smith uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play therapy, reality therapy, solution-focused therapy, 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's working and what's not working so he can better support clients.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    PsyD in Clinical Psychology

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Master's in Clinical Psychology

    Tougaloo College (Bachelor's)


    Darien, IL

    7900 South Cass Ave, Suite 200
    Darien, IL 60561-1500