My work as a clinical psychologist is based on my belief that good psychotherapy can be a powerfully transformative experience. While resolution of the symptoms or issues that brought you to treatment is undoubtedly important, I also provide for my clients the opportunity to work in a manner that promotes lasting change and a deeper understanding of themselves. To that end, I strive to assist my clients in developing a sense of well-being that extends to all areas of their lives.
My treatment approach is integrative, and draws from cognitive behavioral, analytic, and mindfulness therapies. Assessment of the individual needs of my clients determines which modalities I utilize. In addition, I am trained in clinical hypnotherapy, and often combine this type of intervention into the broader context of psychotherapy.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples presenting with a variety of mental health and relationship issues. I also have specialized training in the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, and chronic pain. I have two practice locations - the North Shore area and on Layton Avenue.
Call or Email Kelly Smerz for a free phone consultation now - (414) 376-6553


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Marquette University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 2653 Wisconsin


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $240
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015
Kelly Smerz, PhD, Psychologist in Milwaukee

Kelly Smerz

Psychologist, PhD