Ladysmith Assessment & Therapeutic Services
Psychological assessments and in-depth therapy in a safe pastoral setting.
Family Crisis Management
Psychological and Occupational Therapy Assessment Services
What We Provide
At LATS we provide psychological, occupational therapy assessments and speech language assessments. We offer in-depth therapy for the treatment of children, youth, individuals, couples and families.
Children & Youth
We offer a full range of assessments for individuals from infancy to adulthood. These include but are not limited to the following: autism (diagnosis), educational (school and college), emotional/behavioral and neuro psychological assessments for a variety of purposes. In addition to psychological services our speech language pathologist and occupational therapist offer ongoing speech language therapy and pragmatic social communication skill development, as well as, occupational therapy respectively.
We come from the perspective that every person is situated within the context of a family whether individual, couple or family counseling is requested. As such a family systems perspective is the basis of all assessments and therapy. Individual therapy is evidence based depending on the diagnosis.
Adults, Couples, & Families
Couples seeking to understand how they learned the patterns they practice in their relationship, both functional and dysfunctional, will benefit from Dr. Smith’s focus on the process of how conflict develops and is perpetuated by the beliefs established within us from the family we grew up with (family of origin). Once patterns are understood, education and change is possible.
When individuals and families first come to our office they will find a pastoral setting that is completely private, away from the busy city. The healing journey begins with a thorough assessment. We believe that an assessment is necessary in order to determine what treatment is appropriate and will work given your unique situation. Issues often brought to our clinic include anxiety disorders in children and adults, depression, trauma, addiction, and learning difficulties.
Psychological Treatment Services
- Individual and Relationship Counseling
- Family and Child Counseling
- Survivors of Trauma
- Educational Psychology
Our Areas of Expertise
- Depression and Anxiety Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Sexual Identity Issues
- Counseling for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
- Neuropsychological, Educational and Autism Assessments
- Pain Management
*NEW Offering: Off Site Assessment
With prior agreement and arrangement we are able to send our unique assessment team specializing in assessments for toddlers, children and youth with many kinds of developmental delays right to your community’s doorstep.
We understand that receiving specialized assessment in remote areas can be difficult, so we are willing to travel to you. Arrangements can be made for expenses due to plane travel, food and accommodation so having more than one child to assess is the most cost effective. Please contact Dr. Smith’s assistant for cost breakdown.