Smith Ketamine Services is a return to some of the time honored tradition’s that make a doctor patient relationship special. We are one of Charleston’s only solo family medical practices. Having one physician creates a therapeutic bond between doctor and patient that allows for the most optimal and accurate plan for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
At Smith Ketamine Services you won’t be just another patient to see, you will be a member of our medical family. Our friendly staff enjoyed seeing you and helping you live a better life.
It is easier and more comfortable to get acquainted with and share medical history.
You have a doctor who will help you make plans for a healthy lifestyle and to live a happier, healthier life.
You are able to form a therapeutic bond with the physician, who will help manage your health care needs for acute illness and maintenance care.
You'll have a Doctor that knows your name, knows your family, and enjoys helping you through some of life’s illnesses.
Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Smith is well-recognized for his kind and perceptive bedside manner. He feels that it is most helpful to treat people with a combination of counseling and medication for them to move forward and live the life that they desire.
After attaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Smith completed a three-year Residency in Family Medicine from Self Regional Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC and Board Certification in Family Medicine. During his decades as an Emergency Room and Primary Care Physician, Dr. Smith has had a great deal of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and PTSD. Treating mental health has long been a passion of his while treating physical disorders. Dr. Smith has received additional training in addiction, having served as the medical director at recovery centers. Specially licensed to treat patients with Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Sublocade) for opiate use disorder, has has extensive experience in helping people recover from substance abuse.
He feels that it is most helpful to treat people with a combination of counseling and medication to help people move forward and live the life that they desire. He is fully invested in each patient’s journey toward happiness.
Catherine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the same University where she met and fell in love with Dr. Scott Smith. Her early career was in hospital administration, marketing and public relations. After taking a long sabbatical to raise their three boys, Zach, Josh, and Eli, Catherine has enjoyed a return to healthcare, helping patients directly in the clinical setting. Catherine works closely with Dr. Smith as his Clinical Medical Assistant. Her personal struggles with PTSD, panic disorder and treatment resistant depression fuels her deep empathy for our patients suffering the same. Patients connect with Catherine as she speaks in the textures and colors of depression and anxiety. She has personally had a transformative response to Ketamine treatment which precipitated the formation of Smith Ketamine Services. Catherine has deep insight in helping our patients get the most out of their Ketamine experience.
Josh believes that the most important element in a therapeutic relationship is connection. He studied sociology and psychology to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Since graduation, he’s a had a the good fortune to learn more of the reaction between trauma and parasympathetic nervous system from Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk, author of “The Body Keeps the Score”. Josh has also studied the physiology of Ketamine and it’s effect on the mind with Phil Wolfson and other practitioners. Before entering the field of Ketamine Integration Therapy, he practiced a blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based therapy with clients. His work with many individuals over the years has shown him how prevalent trauma is and how it permeates our every day lives. Josh believes that Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is the future of trauma focused therapy and he’s excited to work with his father to help people resolve their inner conflict.
Lindsey studied Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She also obtained her certification as a Health Coach from the Trinity School of Natural health. Lindsey combines her interests in psychology, holistic heath and neuroscience as well as her own life experiences to provide genuine empathy for our patients. Ketamine helped Lindsey reclaim her happiness after struggling for over a decade with treatment resistant depression, anxiety and PTSD. She implements compassionate listening and holds space for patients to share their feelings freely. Lindsey’s caring nature allows her to form supportive relationships with our patients.
Zach obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina. Passionate about aiding people in crisis, Zach is also an EMT. He is a world traveler and has spent time overseas in Asia teaching English as a second language. He has years of experience coaching folks with substance use disorder and runs our practice with professionalism and compassion.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Deborah has been in healthcare administration for several years. With her friendly voice the first point of contact for our practice, Debbie is in charge of facilitating each of our patient’s access to care. She loves to see patients improve after receiving treatment.
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