Dr Elizma van der Smit

Clinical Psychologist  MA (Clinical psychology); MPhil (PPL), PhD  ?
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Works with: Adults, adolescents, couples, and individuals.
Specialising in: Addiction, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.

I have been a clinical psychologist for almost 20 years. I mainly work with individuals, couples and teenagers or young adults. I am especially interested in working with severe depression, personality and anxiety and angry disorders. Working with relationships and personal development is also a passion of mine. My therapeutic style is very” Rogerian” as I pay lots of attention to the individual and our relationship. It is imperative to me that a person who is hurting has a safe and comfortable environment for healing to take place. I always set clear goals to determine our therapeutic path and often use cognitive therapy to attain these goals. My primary focus in therapy is to provide options were a person might feel that there is no option available. I have received extra training in the field of trauma and disaster management, personal development and brief therapy or solution-focused therapy. I also completed my PhD in the field of anger management


Tel: 018 468 5365
Mobile: 083 287 1118


HPCSA Number: PS 0064793
Practice Number: 8645779

58 Williamstr