Dr. Karen Smith, DNP

Decades of experience in a variety of settings

  • Private Practice – both Psychiatric and Primary Care

  • Hospitals – Psychiatric Hospitalist and Clinical Care in Medical-Surgical and Speciality Units

  • Community Based Clinics  – Pediatric Psychiatry and Family Practice

Life long passion for health care…

  • 1980-1997

    Associate Professor of Nursing

    BS, Wagner College, NY
    MSN, Russell Sage College, NY

    Clinical and Academic Faculty
    Director of Evening Nursing Program

    JCA Russell Sage, Albany NY
    Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Troy NY

  • 1998 - 2015

    Family Primary Care Provider

    Post-Masters FNP, Russell Sage College, NY

    Community Clinic, Schenectady, NY
    Capital Region Family Health, Rensselaer, NY

  • 2013 - 2015

    Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - DNP

    Post-Master’s Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Binghamton, NY

    Excellence in Psychiatric Practice Award, SUNY Binghamton

    Doctorate of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Binghamton, NY
    Doctoral capstone/dissertation: Enhancing Parents Knowledge of Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting

    Private Psychiatric Practice, Pine Bush Mental Health, Albany, NY

  • 2015 - 2021

    Psychiatric Hospitalist - DNP

    Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, SC
    Emergency Room and Inpatient Psychiatric Crisis Management

    Trident Medical Center Award for Excellence as DNP

  • Present


    Developer of The Normal Me


    And just for fun…

    Novel: Nursing Chose Me: Called to an Art of Compassion
    Screenplay: Looking for Lily
    Music, Animated Videos and Drama: Oh Pray Productions

Uniquely prepared to help you find your normal me!