Dr. Smith Eddie Kidkarndee, Psy.D.

Preferred Name: Smith

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Dr. Kidkarndee aka Dr. K is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the psychodiagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of individuals across the lifespan affected by anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, and other social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Kidkarndee also specializes in LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy. Affirmative therapy is an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of LGBTQ identities and relationships while addressing the negative influences that heterosexism (i.e., heteronormative assumptions, institutional heterosexism, and heterosexual privilege), homophobia, and transphobia have on the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Education & Experience

Dr. Kidkarndee received his Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Combined School-Clinical Psychology at Pace University – NY. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (GIPP): Associate Director of GIPP/Director of Practicum Training Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

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