The Practice of Psychology Grounded in the Catholic Tradition

The Practice of Psychology Grounded in the Catholic Tradition

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Peter Malinoski, Ph.D.


Rachel Smith, MS, LMHCA


I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Indianapolis, specializing in the assessment and treatment of problems that bridge the psychological and spiritual realms.  I am particularly focused on unconscious psychological factors that thwart one’s capacity to receive love from God and other people and to love God and others, including the effects of trauma.  In this, I draw from psychodynamic, attachment, interpersonal, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR approaches.  I also specialize is psychological testing and assessment, and frequently teach and present at conferences.  I’ve been a psychologist in Indianapolis for 19 years, have been married for 23 years and have seven children ranging in age from 7 to 21.  I enjoy raising animals, vegetables and fruits on our small farm and reading.

I am currently accepting couples and group clients, but my individual psychotherapy practice is full. 

Hello!  I’m Rachel.  I am originally from the southside of Indianapolis.  I completed my master’s degree in Counseling at Divine Mercy University.  I have experience counseling individuals of various ages and needs, including Catholic campus missionaries, women in a domestic violence shelter, and adults struggling from the effects of trauma.  I help those who are struggling with personal or mental health issues that may be holding them back from peace in their personal life or their faith life.  I am passionate about helping those who struggle with self-esteem or have trouble seeing their unique worth.  I incorporate faith into the counseling sessions if the client so desires.  I also work with couples who desire deeper communication and intimacy with one another.  In my free time, I enjoy doing puzzles, board games, watching movies, camping, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.