Smoot Psych Staff
David Smoot, PhD, grew up in central Ohio and earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Penn Sate University in 1988. At Penn State, his research focused on the connections among kids' aggressive behavior and their family and peer relationships. He has had ample opportunities to draw upon and apply his findings from that research in his current practice. Dr. Smoot has been in private practice in Raleigh since 1988 and has been active in the North Carolina Psychological Association (“NCPA”). He has served NCPA in many capacities, including as President of NCPA from 1996-97. In 2005, he received the Mary Clark award from his NCPA colleagues for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of psychology. His approach to therapy with children, families, and couples reflects his philosophy that therapy is most successful when it focuses on coaching individuals to earnestly evaluate their circumstances, consider the consequences of their choices, and to choose and pursue their goals with commitment and dedication, along with a dose of humor. Outside the office, he loves coaching youth soccer, running marathons, reading and adventuring. Dr. Smoot is also active in his church and has chaired its Administrative Board and Mission Committee, and participated in missions both locally and globally. He has two high school children and his wife, Beth, who is co-founder of The Green Chair Project .
Cindy Holliday has been the Office Manager at Smoot Psych since 2007. She keeps the schedule and everything else running smoothly! She and her husband, Dan, love to travel together, do things with their lovely daughters in Florida, and plan weddings for couples in her church. Cindy is a native of Indiana.