Prior to establishing the Alase Center for Enrichment, he was also a consultant/psychologist at the Kemetic Institute Counseling and Consultation Services, a private practice located in Raleigh, North Carolina. His duties there included providing psychological assessment, long- and short-term individual and group therapy for adolescents, couples and families. He also performed disability claims evaluations as requested by the state of North Carolina and provided consultation to individuals, schools and professional organizations on a variety of mental health-related topics. Previously he was the director of a state funded substance abuse center, the John A. Hyman Substance Abuse Center in Warrenton, North Carolina for two and a half years.
While in this position he was responsible for the administration of client cases, supervision of staff members, and management of the financial aspects of the program. 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 Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996 and received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology also from Southern Illinois University in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 1991. He is involved in several professional 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 is also previously served as president of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists.