ALL PATIENTS TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON/ LIVE APPOINTMENTS *Exceptions will be granted for telemedicine on a case by case basis only. Patients can request an exception if 1) residence if 75+ miles away, 2) there is a medical necessity or emergency, 3) other temporary prearrangements have been made with Dr. Smith, 4) you must be in the state of Alaska.
Dr. Rebekah Smith is a double board-certified adult and pediatric psychiatrist, who offers diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy (currently treating ages 12+). She specializes in serving people with mood conditions, anxiety conditions, PTSD, grief and other life transitions, adjustment disorders, ADHD and academic problems, autism and neurodevelopmental conditions, perinatal / maternal mental health, and other concerns. With an undergraduate degree in studio art, she has also led art therapy groups in the past, which are an unreasonable amount of fun. She attended medical school at University of Washington through the WWAMI program, where she developed interests in brain and behavior, anatomy and medical illustration, preventative medicine, women's health, and systems of care. She completed residency training in psychiatry in sunny New Mexico, including working with military families and the VA. She loved the high desert enough to stay for a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with an emphasis on serving rural and Native American communities.
Dr. Smith is proud to call herself an Alaskan for over 25 years and is thankful to live in such a beautiful place, rich in natural resources, cultural diversity, and human connections. Dr. Smith believes that people are happiest when they feel safe and at-home within their own bodies, effective in their choices, able to know others and let themselves be known. She offers a holistic approach to mental healthcare, with an emphasis on exercise, nutrition, sleep, creative expression, relationship building, and development of positive habits. In her free time, she enjoys dogs, drawing, skiing, paddling, and backpacking. Future goals include becoming more proficient in Spanish and reading books faster than she collects them.