Patricia Smith, APRN, LSCSW

Tricia worked for 30 years as a staff & head nurse in RICU and medical floor, as a school & office nurse, and as a full-time & adjunct professor of nursing. As a mother of 2 children with special needs, she returned to school for training in mental health as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker to “find answers”. She has been in private practice as an APRN since 2010 and in private practice as a LSCSW, specializing in trauma therapy since 2015. She recognizes the importance of psychotherapy and the potential of medicines to stabilize for more effective use of therapy. 

Tricia has recently joined Responsive Centers to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, treatment plans, and ongoing medication management for 18 to 65 years. Her special areas of interest are: Depressive, Anxiety, & Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Attention Deficit Disorders.  She is in collaboration with Wm. Hale MD, also practicing at Responsive Centers. 

Tricia received her BS in Education from U of MO at Columbia, her BSN from Avila College in KCMO and her MSW & MSN from KU. She has given workshops in the Use of Psychotropic Medications at KU-Edwards Campus and for EMDRIA. 

Tricia’s been married to Tim for 43 years. They have 9 children, 14 grandchildren under 8 years, and another on the way.



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