Jennifer Scholz Smith, PsyD
770-953-4744 ext. 29

, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

When faced with a challenging situation with your child, it can be helpful to turn to someone for help, whether your child may be struggling in school, you are facing a family crisis, your child has experienced depression or anxiety, or your family is going through a transition such as divorce, a move, or the death of a family member. As a child psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families, in the hopes of helping them gain skills that will help not only with their current situation, but in future situations as well. I believe in using a collaborative and goal-oriented approach when working with clients and am committed to helping families improve their functioning. With children six and under, I often use client-centered play therapy, as children often express themselves best through the outlet of play. As children become older and enter adolescence, they are able to express themselves more through “talk therapy.”

In addition to individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and families, I offer specialized assessment services, including psychoeducational testing for learning disorders, developmental evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD evaluations, sexual abuse evaluations, and evaluations of other behavior and emotional problems.

Speciality Area

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
  • Learning Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Parent Training


  • Psychological/Psychoeducational Assessment:
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • DFCS Evaluations
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Learning Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Child/Adolescent Individual Therapy:
  • Behavior management/parent training
  • Behavioral/emotional problems (depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, grief/loss)
  • Family Difficulties (divorce, family changes, co-parenting)

Professional Affiliation

  • Georgia Psychological Association


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Psychology & Counseling Services P.C. (private practice)
  • Pre-doctoral Internship: Houston Independent School District


  • Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University (Atlanta, GA): Clinical Psychology, PsyD
  • Loyola College in Maryland (Baltimore, MD), Clinical Psychology, MS
  • Furman University (Greenville, SC), Psychology, BA

Office Locations

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1827 Powers Ferry Rd. Bldg 22, Ste. 200
Atlanta, Ga. 30339
P: 770-953-4744
Fax: 770-953-4640

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