Anthony Smith, Ph.D., is the Executive Director & Founder of Alase Center for Enrichment. Dr. Smith has been involved in the mental health field for over 25 years. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider in North Carolina. He previously served on the faculty at the Duke University Medical School as a professor of Behavioral Science. He also has prior experience with the Duke Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing a host of psychological services including short-term individual and couples therapy, crisis management, managed care gate-keeping including authorization of psychiatric hospitalization and case management, fitness for duty evaluations and psychological testing.
Dr. Smith has also worked in a Federal and State prison, a Veterans Affairs hospital and University Counseling Center. This broad training allows him to work effectively with a wide variety of mental health-related problems.
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He is involved in several professiional organizations including the Association of Black Psychologists, American Psychological Association, and the North Carolina Psychological Association. He previously served on the board of the North Carolina Psychological Association for three years. He also previously served as president of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists.