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About Us


Meet Our Provider

Chinara Smith
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I have been called to advocate in this field due to my natural and genuine ability to assist those with mental health challenges while providing peace and a solution to their pains, traumas, and confusion. I treat clients across the lifespan, children and adults, who suffer from mental illness, with the goal of reducing healthcare disparities. I am an individual who is transparent and doesn’t mind relating on a personal level. I believe in high quality of care, not quantity of care. An authentic approach is used, which is very important when it comes to individualized care, as every patient’s mental health challenge is different.

I am from the South, raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have southern hospitality roots, providing kindness and compassion within my clinical expertise with every client I encounter. I have an extensive educational background, along with ten years of psychiatric clinical training. I have provided services within the healthcare industry for over 16 years. Working my way from a Certified Nursing Assistant to a Mental Health Provider has walked me through many avenues of this
thing we call “Life.” My first love and passion is my commitment as a Registered Nurse. 

My Experience:

  • Grady Health System  (Orthopedics/Medical Surgical)

  • Kaiser Permanente (Internal Medicine)

  • Emory Healthcare (Medical Surgical/Surgical Trauma/ER/Wesley Woods Mental Health Hospital)

  • Northeast Georgia Health System (Cardiology/Medical Surgical/Behavioral Health)

  • Guardian Behavioral Health

  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner).

My goal is to meet you where you are with your concerns and challenges. Next, we will work together to find a balance by incorporating an attainable goal(s), and creating a treatment plan specifically designed to help promote your overall well-being and healing. I genuinely am taken and excited to see individuals transform for the better. My commitment is to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself!

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Areas of Expertise

  • Medication Management

  • Comprehensive Initial Psychiatric Assessment

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychotic Disorders: Hallucinations, Delusions

  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

  • ​Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Elimination Disorders

  • Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders, Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation

  • Anxiety Disorders: Phobias, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social

  • Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal

  • Addictions

  • Psychotherapy / Talk Therapy

My Approach
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