Ms Jénine Smith

Clinical Psychologist  MA Clin Psych (Stell) BScH (UCT)  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Addiction, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, developmental disorders, eating disorders, family difficulties, fertility related issues, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.
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There are many different therapeutic models used to understand human difficulties. I use an integrative approach (psychodynamic, humanistic, and occasionally some CBT) to understanding human difficulties. For children specifically, I use a play therapy approach and for adolescents various forms of art therapy approaches as indicated. I strive to introduce a particular way of thinking about problems by way of empathic submersion in my clients’ experience. In collaboration with the client, I consider issues that may be lying beneath the surface of the symptoms or presenting problem. I am interested in a broad range of mental health issues and work with a range of psychological problems including, but not limited to the following: -Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar -Dual diagnosis -Substance dependency -Stress and anxiety -Loss and Bereavement -Trauma -Life-stage issues (Transitional challenges of adolescence, the emotional impact of retirement, adjusting to life after a divorce, midlife challenges, etc.) -End-of-life issues (Aging, terminal illness, and dying) -Acculturation issues (Assistance with the challenges of integrating cultural issues) -Relationship difficulties -Body image (including disordered eating) -Parental guidance -Learning difficulties (ADHD, ADD) -Childhood disorders -Autism (which involves assistance for families on how to manage challenging behaviour) -Intellectual disabilities (which involves family therapy and support) -Crisis intervention (debriefing after a traumatic event, mobilizing psychiatric resources) -Psychometric Assessments (determining strengths & weaknesses, intellectual & adaptive functioning)


Mobile: 083 441 8831


HPCSA Number: 0119822

58 Keurboom Crescent
Plattekloof 2
Cape Town

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