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Ikeshia Smith, MSSA, LSW

Ikeshia Smith is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology and will be supervised by Dr. John Glovan. Her interest is in providing therapy and conducting psychological testing/assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. Ikeshia’s treatment approach is integrative with a foundation in cognitive-behavioral therapy. She includes skills from dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and positive psychology. She specializes in mood disorders (depression and anxiety), PTSD, crisis intervention and risk assessment. Ikeshia is passionate about diversity, inclusion and the LGBTQ population.

Ikeshia’s has an extensive history working with children, families, and the geriatric population. She has worked with children and families involving abuse and neglect and participated in Family Reunification Recovery Court to address substance abuse using motivational interviewing skills. In addition, for a special project as a graduate student, she developed an agency hair care pamphlet to expand the knowledge of hair care needs of foster children and its importance for building self-esteem. Recently, she has developed a mental health program for a home health agency. It includes crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy that addresses older adults with chronic illnesses diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

Ikeshia earned her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Ohio, her master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and she is currently earning her PhD from Capella University in Clinical Psychology.

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times" -Paulo Coelho


The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.