Alexis Smith, PsyD
Forensic Psychologist with expertise in Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Dr. Alexis Smith earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association, in 2014. Her studies emphasized evidence-based treatment of mental illness and psychological assessment. She completed her predoctoral internship at Anka Behavioral Health, which was accredited through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. There, she focused on the treatment of adolescents and their families, as well as formerly homeless adults with substance use disorders and serious, persistent mental illness. Her postdoctoral training was completed at the Wright Institute Assessment Service, where she provided low-fee neuropsychological assessment to adults and children.
She has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of California since 2016. Since that time, she has completed neuropsychological assessments of over 250 clients in clinical and forensic contexts. She has testified in depositions, county courts, and federal court as an expert in clinical psychology, posttraumatic stress disorder, and neuropsychological assessment. Her assessments and testimonies have covered a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including psychological injury, brain injury, long-term disability, workplace risk, substance abuse, the impact of trauma, evaluation of youthful factors influencing culpability and eligibility for parole, competence to stand trial, competence to proceed pro se, immigration matters, and mitigation based on mental health issues. She serves as a court-appointed expert with the Contra Costa Superior Court and with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She evaluates employees of the Department of Energy for security clearance related matters. In her private practice, she also provides therapy to adults and adolescents.
Dr. Smith has been an independent contractor with fpamed since 2021.
References available upon request.