Dr. Howard Smith
Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Medication Management
I am a licensed psychiatrist in Dallas, practicing in all areas of psychiatry and specializing in depression and anxiety disorders. I am available to prescribe and adjust medications for those who require it. I also serve as an independent consulting psychiatrist for Insights’ clients who require medication as a complement to therapy. Although not all therapy clients need medication, those who do can benefit greatly from the additional relationship with a psychiatrist who is qualified to judge the efficacy of prescribed medications and make adjustments where needed. This, along with therapy, produces optimal results for the client. I encourage my patients to seek therapy when it is appropriate.
Growing up in Dallas, I knew at age three that I wanted to be a doctor, my passion sparked by the World Book Encyclopedia’s transparent overlays of the human anatomy. As a teenager I attended high school at High School for the Health Professions, graduating first in my class, and went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry from TCU. I then earned my MD at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
As a psychiatrist in Dallas, I have sixteen years of experience in private practice medicine, including the former position of Director of Outpatient Services at Timberlawn Mental Health System, a comprehensive and integrated system of psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents and children.
Though my wife and I share a love of travel, particularly to Japan where we have both studied the art of bonsai, these days one will likely find us closer to home with our two young daughters and Bernese Mountain Dog. We are still very much interested in bonsai and are members of the Bonsai Society of Dallas.
To request an appointment please call my office at 972-661-0605.
A quote that resonates with me:Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. -- Lao Tzu