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Katherine Smythe, LCSW-R

With over 40 years of experience in mental health care at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Katherine has been with the Suburban Medical Group for 4 years. Her career at the VA has included work on an acute inpatient unit, day programs/residential care, Adult Day Health Care, Behavioral Health Clinic and Transition and Care Management for Veterans, Service members and family from the Iraq/Pakistan war. Kathy has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family and Couples therapy and Trauma Counseling (PTSD). Ms. Smythe has been a clinical supervisor since 1999 and is nationally certified as a Clinical Case Manager. She serves as the facility’s Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAP) and accepts referrals from Military One.


As well as being an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buffalo and Daemen College, Kathy has developed a number of programs in the VA and local community.