Kim Smith, M.S.
Kim Smith, M.S.Partner & Head of Business Operations (she/her/hers)

Education & Academic Accomplishments

  • Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

  • Graduate: Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Northeastern University

  • Post-graduate training: Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program

Clinical Training & Interests

Kim’s clinical interests relate to the integration of mindfulness into current behavioral treatments for anxiety. Her training and clinical experience working at the OCD Institute (OCDI) at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School taught her both about the gold-standard treatment for OCD as well as effective clinic operations. She worked as a behavioral therapist, admissions manager, and finally as a cofounder of the OCDI admissions department. She began working part-time at CBTeam in 2017, full-time in 2018, and soon became a partner in January 2020. Kim wanted to figure out a way to combine business, family, and compassionate care. She found that balance in CBTeam.

Kim is currently doing an intensive two-year program called the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) after finding mindfulness meditation a few years ago to manage her debilitating chronic pain due to slowly progressing muscular dystrophy called FSHD. Mindfulness meditation has changed her life, and her passion is to help others access the healing powers of meditation. She leads weekly mindfulness practice for all CBTeam staff.

Getting to Know Kim

Kim was born and raised in South Africa before moving to London to pursue a career in human resources and business management. After a few yearsgaining valuable business experience working in the banking industry, the death of her mother and meeting her current husband led to a change of course in her life. Inspired by the power of grief counseling after the loss of her mother, Kim came to America to live in Boston with her husband and pursue education in clinical psychology. Kim spends her free time traveling, laughing with her two kids (her daughter London and dog Pooh), meditating, or watching reruns of Seinfeld.

“Trust the unfolding.” — Bahgavad Gita