published writing


How to Control Anger and Frustration in a Relationship, Psycom

Diabetes and Children: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar During the School Day, Interview – OnTrack Diabetes 

Surviving Your Family Reunion This Sumer, Psycom

How to Break Up with Your Therapist, Interview – The Cut

New Study Reports that Young Women and Minorities are Less Likely to Exercise Than Male Peers, Everyday Health 

Seven Simple Ways to Cope with Loneliness, Interview – The Cut

When Help Isn’t Helpful: Overfunctioning for clients, Counseling Today


I’m a therapist, but I’m not your therapist, New York Magazine

Healthy conversations to have, Counseling Today

16 Seriously Clever Ways to Stay Creative When You’re Feeling Down, Interview for Buzzfeed

Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors, New York University

Facing the fear of incompetence, Counseling Today 

Is it OK to have it all?, Counseling Today


Interview – Women’s Health – How to Initiate an Online Friendship Without Coming Off as Creepy

Seeing people, not prisoners, Counseling Today

Interview – Unbound Worlds – Fangirl Life’s Kathleen Smith on the Power of Fiction

Interview – Good Morning Washington – Living “The Fangirl Life” with local author Kathleen Smith 

Interview – Penguin Random House’s Beeks and Geeks Podcast

Fangirls Gone Literary, ReaditForward


No laughing matter?, Counseling Today

Trauma in Ukraine, Monitor on Psychology

I’m sorry, but women on TV apologize too much, Salon

The Rise of Distance Therapy, Psychotherapy Networker

5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You (But Is Probably Thinking), Bustle

7 Surprising Signs You Need Therapy, Bustle

5 Ways to Live Like You’re the Star of Your Own TV Show, Bustle

“Trying to Be Happy Might Be Making Us Depressed,” Huffington Post. 

“10 Things Therapists Wish You’d Understand About What They Do,” Bustle

“The Education of a Motherless Daughter,” HelloGiggles.

“Gambling: The Worst Kind of Addiction,” After Party Chat


“Teens Black Out and Don’t Care,” After Party Chat. 

“Purdue Being Sued for Oxycontin Abuse,” After Party Chat. 

“Why Binge-Watching TV Is So Addictive,” Bustle. 

“The Education of the Motherless Daughter,” Huffington Post

“How To Tell if You’re Codependent,” Thought Catalog. 

“How Does That Make You Tweet?” Slate

“4 Essential Strategies for Coping With Stress,” Thought Catalog

“The Many Faces of Domestic Violence,” Psychotherapy Networker, Nov/Dec Issue. 

“Five Therapy Tips to Help Manage Life’s Problems,” Lifehacker. 

“Psychotherapy Media Spotlight,” Psychotherapy Networker, Sep/Oct Issue. 

“The write fix,” gradPSYCH, September issue. 

“5 Quotes From The Good Wife That Changed My Life,” Thought Catalog

“Professor Fangirl: What TV Can Teach Psychology,” Thought Catalog. 

“I want what I’m worth,” Counseling Today. 

“The whole world is watching TED,” Psychotherapy Networker, July/August Issue.

“Will that student be able to practice?” Monitor on Psychology, July/August Issue. 

“Warning: This course may cause emotional distress,” Monitor on Psychology, July/August Issue.

“Grim Job Prospects for Mental Health Grads,” Psychotherapy Networker, May/June Issue. 

“Diverse Families in Fiction,” Family Therapy, 42-43. 

“Cognitive training shows cognitive decline, major study finds,” Monitor on Psychology.

“Gatekeepers for the Profession,” Counseling Today. 

“Act Your Age,” Counseling Today.

“Ecstasy in the Consulting Room,” Psychotherapy Networker, January/February Issue.


“Frontline Psychotherapy,” Psychotherapy Networker, November/December issue

“The Ugliness of Cell Phone Anxiety,” Thought Catalog

“Premarital Counseling: Clergy or Clinician?” Counseling Today. 


“A peek at the interview process for doctoral students seeking counseling faculty positions.” Counseling Today.

“High school counselors still on front lines in helping students handle college admissions stress.” Counseling Today.

“Reading fiction as a means to greater empathy.” Counseling Today

“NBC tackles grief and loss — in a comedy.” Counseling Today.

Dedmond, R. M., Smith, A. K., Frei-Harper, S. (2012). Challenges and successes of the youth unemployment crisis: A global introduction for career development professionals. In G. R. Walz, J. C. Bleuer, & R. K. Yep (Eds.), Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2012.

Mulvaney, S. A., Anders, S. A., Smith, A. K., Pittel, E. J., & Johnson, K. B. (2012). A pilot test of a tailored mobile and web-based diabetes messaging system for adolescents. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18(2), 115-118. 

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