Aaron Smith, PhD
Doctor / Performance Specialist

UCS Performance Psych and Testing
1808 Verdugo Blvd #319
Glendale, CA 91208

Dr. Aaron Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 30696) in Los Angeles who is passionate about working with athletes who are motivated to excel in multiple domains of their lives. In addition to providing assistance for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders, Dr. Aaron also collaborates with individuals to facilitate mental, emotional and physical congruence—resulting in a state of optimal performance. 

Additionally, he empowers athletes to enhance their lives through increased self-awareness and relational support with regard to teammates, coaches, media, family and peers. Dr. Aaron’s approach to therapy is strength-based and inter-personally informed. Furthermore, he believes support is most effectively cultivated through a relationship that promotes safety, compassion and respect. Clinically, Dr. Aaron draws from a range of therapeutic techniques including Biofeedback, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. 



Qualifications & Experience
Specialties Health Psychology Sports and Performance Psychology
Education P.hD. Doctorate in Counseling Psychology University of Wisconsin-Madison Master’s degree in Counseling Michigan State University

Sports Psychology

screen, diagnose and treat athletes for psychological problems that can be hindering to on-field performance