Dr. Elizabeth Smith Han, PsyD, CCTP-II, ASDCS


About Me

Dr. Han (she/her) can practice over 30 states with APIT authorized by PSYPACT: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, ME, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. She is a 1.5 generation Korean-Irish Licensed Clinical Psychologist based out of Chicago who speaks English and conversational Korean. 1.5 generation is one way to say she moved to the States in early childhood. Her mother is Korean and her father is a disabled US Army veteran. With several relocations and neurodiverse presentations in her multilingual family, her training in psychology began early on. Dr. Han earned her Masters and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She provides care through a relational, collaborative, LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent affirming, culturally responsive, and trauma informed lens. Much of her work includes meeting people where they are while helping individuals and families navigate a variety of stresses, traumas, & relational and developmental challenges. She utilizes evidence-based trauma treatments such as EMDR, Brainspotting, and Narrative therapy, along with play, expressive art, play, Geek Therapy, and honors ancestral healing practices. In addition to providing therapy & neuropsychological assessments, Dr. Smith has also worked as part of an APA accredited training team, supervising emerging psychologists with a passion for supporting their work with culturally & neurologically diverse individuals. She is a member of many professional organizations including ASDAH, Association for Size Diversity which centers on the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES®), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Dr. Smith also enjoys volunteering with nonprofits such as the AMHC, KAWA, & co-founded NAAAP-Chicago’s Wellness Program. She has spoken nationally on panels such as C2E2, WonderCon, and SDCC to advocate for diversity in media, access to healthcare, & the use of pop culture in therapy and education. For fun, she enjoys collecting Hello Kitty and Tokidoki, joyful body movement, culinary adventures, knitting, art, cosplay, and playing with her puppy, who is currently training for her therapy dog certification.

Education & Experience

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

MiraCare Neurobehavioral Health, Association for Size Diversity (ASDAH) which centers on the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES®), American Psychological Association (APA) Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC), Korean American Wellness Association (KAWA), Korean Coalition of Chicago (KACC), National Association of Asian American Professionals-Chicago (NAAAP-Chicago) National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale

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