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ABOUT OUR PROVIDERS

Providers Who Care

 
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LETIZIA SMITH

DNP, MSN,  APRN, PMHNP-BC 



LeTizia Baxter Smith is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Co-founder of Silver Lining Psychiatric Consultants. She is a native of the middle Tennessee area. With 13 years of experience in the mental health field, LeTizia uses her warm, supportive approach to assist clients in their journey to discovering their best selves. She believes in taking a holistic approach to mental health care and utilizes a combination of both medication and non-medication-based interventions. 


LeTizia attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate career and completed her Master Science in Nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She then completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Emory School of Nursing.  She regularly engages in continuing education in the field of psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA).  She was also chosen to be a SAMHSA Minority Fellow from 2018-2020. 


LeTizia has eight years of experience in the education of nursing students. She was an instructor at Middle Tennessee State University. Currently, she is on faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she is the current chair of the diversity and inclusion committee. 


LeTizia has worked in inpatient psychiatry, community mental health settings, and the Maury County jail. She works with individuals with needs including depression, post-partum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. 


LeTizia and her family live in Spring Hill, TN. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, going to the gym, and spending time with her family and friends.