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Justin Smith, PsyD

Director of Counseling Program

Dr. Smith first started working with troubled youth in 1981 as a volunteer with Youth For Christ. He has worked full-time with community mental health, child protective services, and the Wisconsin State hospital.

Dr. Smith grew up in S. E. Asia, returning to America when he was 17. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and maintains an interest in cross-cultural issues, missions care, and third-culture issues. He is a licensed psychologist and has specialized in couples and family therapy; member care; abuse, neglect, and delinquency issues; trauma; assessment; the treatment of sexual addictions; and clinical supervision.

He has held various leadership positions in the local church, and has been a part of three church plants. The restoration and reconciliation of individuals and marriages within the church is a passion. Before coming to Phoenix Seminary he taught at Beloit College.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).


Wheaton College, PsyD

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA

Book cover“Characteristics and Typologies of Sex Offenders.” In The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011.

Review of Integrative Psychology in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 51 (2008): 170–174.

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