601 S. Bowen Suite 605, Longmont, CO 80501

A Trusted and Experienced Psychotherapist Who Cares About You and Your Goals

Welcome to Michael Smith, PhD


"With your commitment, and my expertise and caring, we'll help you get the results you want."

As a psychologist with several decades of experience, I bring competence and dedication to my work as a therapist, and I believe in creating an environment of safety, caring, and support.

Working in the field of psychology for over 30 years and in a wide variety of settings, there is very little that I have not seen or worked with. Though trained in many of the major types of psychotherapy in the field of psychology, I continue my studies and training, to stay current and to innovate and contribute to the field.

Though trained as a clinical psychotherapist, I incorporate many other modalities, such as EMDR , mindfulness training, and Enneagram into my sessions. My focus is on developing a strong rapport with and understanding of my client's real needs, at whatever level, and speaking to those.

My meditation practice of many years has afforded me the clearest understanding of the mind that I have ever found, along with profound insight into the process of psychotherapy. My specialty is combining clinical and transpersonal psychology, with an emphasis on finding happiness and effectiveness in one's life.

Insurances Accepted:

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Medicare (standard Medicare and supplements)
  • Community Care and Value Choice of the VA

To set up an appointment or receive additional information, please contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you.

Email: [email protected](preferred) Phone: (303) 746-7364 (text preferred) Fax: (303) 651-7158

601 S. Bowen, Suite 605
Longmont, CO 80501

Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am–4:00pm, and Friday 9:00am-12:00pm.


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What I Offer

My Unique Offering

 A bit about my work and how it is unique...

I began my early years as a Southern Baptist, and from there, I developed an interest in world religions, taking me into in-depth studies in Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Shamanism, Sufism, Taoism, and most extensively, Buddhism. As a Buddhist practitioner, I began with Theravada, went into Zen, and in 1983 settled into Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibetan Buddhist practice has afforded me the clearest understanding of the mind that I have ever found and is profoundly applicable to psychology and psychotherapy. Having done my own personal work, as well as studied the great philosophies and world religions, I speak from both knowledge and experience and serve as an informed guide.

I taught at the graduate level for thirteen years and I deeply understand the field and what works. Some of the courses that I taught were: Pro Seminar in Somatic Psychology; Mind/Body Healing; Principles of Mindfulness; Intensive Journal Process; Clinical Skills; Optimal Wellness; Vipassana Meditation, Overview of Body Therapies-basic and advanced, Psychology of the Body; Breathwork; Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy; Process-Oriented Psychotherapy; Basic Counseling Techniques; Transpersonal Psychology; and Internship Supervision and Ethics.

I offer my clients a unique psychotherapeutic experience based on my lifelong synthesis of clinical psychotherapy and the insights of the perennial wisdom teachings of the world’s great spiritual traditions. Because of this, I am able to bring together both traditional therapy and very powerful and effective alternative therapies.

These therapies include such things as EMDR, Enneagram, somatic therapies, mindfulness, Vajrayana practices, and principles of Aikido. While I do not automatically include these in all psychotherapy, we can discuss which of these additional modalities interest and may work best for you.

Professional Education & Experience

Education & Experience

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Psychologist CO & CA
Certified Advanced Professional Consultant, Alliance of Professional Consultants, Denver, CO
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.), Certified at the advanced level, Dr. Francine Shapiro, 1991
Certified in Cranial-Sacral Therapy, advanced level, Dr. Martin Allen, instructor for Dr. Viola Fryman.
Certified Massage Therapist, State of California
Certification in Hendricks' Body-Centered Therapy and Relationships Work and former Trainer, Hendricks' Institute
Certified in Jin Shin Do, intermediate level, Dr. Aminah Raheem
Certified Psychosynthesis Training Guide, Dr. Victoria Tackett and the Center for Counseling and Developmental Services

Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Training



Former Clients:

  • "When I engaged Dr. Michael Smith for help with a very difficult marital relationship, he was instrumental in clarifying my confusion about the roles both my spouse and I were playing out dynamically within that troubled relationship. Because of his skill and expertise, I was able to recognize my own obstacles to finding peace and find resolve. I'm secure in my discovery of how to take care of myself, and live compassionately.Thank you, Dr. Michael Smith, for your direction in counseling, your compassion, skill, and understanding."

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  • "After breaking my ankle, I suffered from vivid reoccurring images of the accident. Two sessions with Dr. Smith's EMDR treatment stopped the memories, and helped me through the healing process. Amazing!”“And… When I returned to school after almost 30 years, I dredged up some old fears about failing tests. In just four or five sessions with Dr. Michael Smith and his EMDR technique, I stopped freezing up during tests and exams. I'm a much more successful student today than I was in high school! In fact, I graduated with honors!"

    Show More - M.E. Stylist
  • "There have actually been profound changes in my life since I worked with you. Not a coincidence. Your assistance was transformational. Our dialog and the exercises you shared with me allowed me to calm my overly busy mind. I was able to move beyond the anxiety that was paralyzing me and achieve goals-goals that previously had felt were unobtainable-in both my career and personal life."

    Show More - D.K. CEO

Colleagues & Mentors

  • http://www.enneagramworldwide....

    "I have known Dr. Smith for over a decade. Dr. Smith is a talented teacher and brilliant therapist. I have seen him demonstrate and perform his work, which integrates psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and transpersonal work, elegantly, thoughtfully, and with great respect and knowledge. Dr. Smith is a true student of human behavior in all its aspects. His training includes several Eastern practices, somatic or body therapies, and psychotherapy. He integrates these beautifully with sensitivity and regard for his clients. He is a friend both of scientific psychology and transpersonal psychology.Among Dr. Smith's superb qualities are integrity, dedication and a broad range of knowledge in psychology. He is mature, thoughtful, and compassionate. He has no weakness as a teacher or therapist. I do know that Dr. Smith is well organized, capable of taking responsibility, good at setting limits, and a skilled communicator. I recommend him without reservation and with enthusiasm."

    Show More - David Daniels, M.D., Psychiatrist @ Stanford
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    "Michael Smith..... is a warm, deeply compassionate person with an absolute commitment to facilitating the well being of people with whom he works. Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay him is that I have invited him to teach portions of my own workshops.“

    - Gay Hendricks Ph.D., Author, Consultant
  • http://www.angelesarrien.com/

    “Michael is an exceptional man, one whom I am privileged to know. He brings enormous integrity, humor, insight, wisdom, and spirit to all of his endeavors. As a teacher, Michael combines all of these qualities to inspire deep growth and change in his students. Probably, Michael's greatest contribution is to embody the teachings in a way that inspires everyone around him. Michael combines the skills of teacher, leader, manager and creator, with the deep quiet steady path of personal growth. It is my honor to recommend this man and his work to you. “

    Show More - Angeles Arrien, Teacher, Author, The Four Fold Way

Business & Coaching

  • "I highly recommend Dr Michael Smith’s coaching to you. With his years of experience and knowledge of both the worlds of business and the process of change, he brings an enormous advantage to anyone who chooses to work with him."

    - Joe Pariseau, Director
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    "Score one in the win column for the coaching of Dr Michael Smith. Enclosed is a check, which is probably the best value I have ever gotten from my money in my life. You were positively amazing and your words and insights worth their weight in gold."

    - John Montgomery, Lawyer

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