About Carol Smith
Carol Smith, PA-C, is a board certified physician assistant with a broad range of knowledge and skills to support the various aspects of mental health. Carol has worked in outpatient psychiatry treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Attention Deficit and Bipolar Disorder for four years. In conjunction with her clinical duties, Carol managed Clinical Drug Research studies for various pharmaceutical companies and was a Behavioral Medicine clinical preceptor for Physician Assistant Programs. Carol prides herself in empathetic and patient centered care and is positive, personal and supportive of all of her patients. Prior to working in psychiatry, Carol worked as Physician Assistant in Vascular/Thoracic Surgery and Dermatology. Carol was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia and enjoys traveling (40 countries and counting), painting, playing soccer, and learning new languages.
Education and Certifications
- Bachelors of Science in Biology, East Carolina University
- Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, James Madison University
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Drug Enforcement Agency License
- Maryland State Physician Assistant Medical License
- New Jersey State Physician Assistant Medical License
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
Working in mental health, I learned quickly that people need someone in their corner. By nature, I’m a very curious person and try to promote positivity and good energy in all interactions. Having these skills allows me to connect with patients, understand their needs, and build a plan to move forward with change and growth. Our relationship is a partnership and I pride myself on creating a safe space, and providing an environment that infuses support, understanding, patience, and relatability.