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Individuals (ages 5+)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGTBQ+
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Faith Crisis/Faith Transitions
  • Grief and Loss


  • Premarital
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Intimacy Improvement


  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • LGTBQ+

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Steve Smith,
PhD Licensed Psychologist


Steve was born and raised in Provo and is happy to call Utah County home.  He loves doing anything outdoors, especially backpacking and fishing.  When not at work, Steve can be found exploring the canyons and trails of Southern Utah with his family.  Steve and his wife Klyss have three children and five grandchildren.  His greatest accomplishment is that he can still make Klyss laugh after 41 years of marriage.

Education and Work Experience:

Steve Smith currently works part time for Sandstone Psychology. He has worked full time at Counseling and Psychological Services at BYU for the past 30 years and was director from 2011 to 2021. He has maintained a small private practice for the past 34 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Special Education and his master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from BYU. He received his doctorate in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to BYU, Steve worked in counseling centers at the University of Minnesota and University of Utah.  In addition to counseling and therapy, he served as an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral program for 12 years.

Therapy Approach:

Steve has extensive training and experience in empirically supported treatments, specifically Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.  During his doctoral training, Steve completed courses at the University of Minnesota’s Marriage and Family Therapy program and has practiced couple’s therapy for 35 years. During therapy, Steve strives to create an atmosphere of warmth, understanding, and empathy. He believes that change takes place when clients feel safe and free to examine their thinking and learn to treat themselves with compassion and understanding.

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