Brian J. Smith, PsyD

770-953-4744 ext. 44
, Licensed Psychologist


Treatment Philosophy

I understand that therapy may be a new experience for you and therefore create a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe environment. My goal is to help you to grow and change with compassionate yet challenging solution-based counseling. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by certain emotions (such as anxiety or depression) or behaviors that you or a loved one is experiencing, looking for help to change relationship patterns, or seeking to grow in a certain area, my training and experience have equipped me to help you.

I view therapy not only as intervention, but also as prevention of the development of future problems through improved self-understanding and skill-building. I consistently work with many different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, and OCD from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach. I have a special focus in working with couples to improve their relationships, including premarital counseling. When desired, I also am able to integrate a Christian perspective into therapy.

I find great fulfillment in walking alongside adults, couples, and college/graduate school students during their times of need and in aiding them in reaching the change they seek in their lives. Clients often report that they find it easy to feel comfortable around me and enjoy my warm, thoughtful and caring nature, as well as my sense of humor.

Who I work with:

  • Adults
  • College and graduate school students
  • Couples

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Couples therapy (communication, conflict resolution)
  • Premarital therapy (utilizing the Prepare-Enrich couples’ assessment)
  • Problematic personal and family of origin relationship patterns (including assertiveness & boundaries)
  • Difficulty adjusting to life transitions
  • Therapy with Christian integration focus

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

Personal Website


  • Monday - Friday (11 am - 6 pm)

Office Locations

  • All therapy sessions are virtual.


  • Private practice, Powers Ferry Psychological Associates, LLC
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Children’s Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, California


  • PhD Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MA Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA Samford University

Fee Schedule

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