Elizma van der Smit

Clinical Psychologist
BA; BA(Honns); MA (Clinical Psychology) PU for CHE; MPhil (PPL) RAU; PhD (NWU)
Telephone: 018 468 5365
Mobile Number: 083 287 1118
Email Address: gvdsmit@lantic.net
Sunningdale Hospital Building 2, 12 Van Ryneveld st, Wilkoppies, Klerksdorp

I have been a clinical psychologist for almost 20 years. I mainly work with individuals, couples and teenagers or young adults. I am especially interested in working with severe depression, personality and anxiety disorders. Working with relationships and personal development is also a passion of mine. My therapeutic style is very” Rogerian” as I pay lots of attention to the individual and our relationship. It is imperative to me that a person who is hurting has a safe and comfortable environment for healing to take place. I always set clear goals to determine our therapeutic path and often use cognitive therapy to attain these goals. My primary focus in therapy is to provide options were a person might feel that there is no option available. I have received extra training in the field of trauma and disaster management, personal development and brief therapy or solution-focused therapy. I am also training in the field of online therapy.

My motto in life is “life is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it”!

Practice No: 8645779
HPCSA No: PS 0064793