Dr. Shari G. Smith
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology
M.S. Adaptive Physical Education
M.A. Exceptional Childhood Education
B.S. Elementary Education
Licensed & Registered Clinical Psychologist, CPSM Jamaica. Reg. # 12-0246
Provisional License Cayman Islands, Reg. #CPAM/ProvL/PSYD/01
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Hi, I'm Dr. Shari Smith, thank you for taking time to find out more about LifeOptions. For over 30 years, I have worked in the education field here in the Cayman Islands in the public system. As a special education teacher to principal to director, senior policy advisor and then senior manager. My career path has allowed me the honor of being a part of many monumental events, including the drafting and passing of "The Disability (Solomon Webster) Law, 2016" and not to mention numerous International Special Olympics World Summer Game Competitions as a member of the delegation, working with the awesome clients and staff of the Sunrise Adult Training Centre and the hundreds of students under the umbrella of Scholarships.
In 2006, I was blessed to be in a position to take a short sabbatical which allowed me to explore the next transition in my life and professional career, which lead to pursuing a Doctorate in clinical psychology. During that year I grew in so many amazing ways; in my faith, in my understanding of the mind-body-soul connection, and in my appreciation of what it means to "Be Still" have all been the underlying driving forces in pursuing this dream.
I believe in a wholistic approach when working with clients. My style of work appreciates the connection between the body, mind, spirit and soul and how they are all key in learning how to manage the many challenges of Life and the numerous options and choices one can be faced with. I hope to bring an appreciation for one's faith and importance of mindfulness when working with clients. I believe that life is a continual journey of lessons which build on one another. I hope that I will have a chance to work with you and help you fit the pieces of your Life puzzle together. Whether you chose to reach out and explore how I can help you navigate the challenges you face, I implore you to hold on to these last words, " You are Enough, You are Wonderfully Made and You are Amazing. Let nothing or no one hold you from chasing your dream."