Dr. Samone M. Smith-Brown PhD, Permit Psychologist

PhD in Psychology, Permit Psychologist, RIC, APA Member, Member of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. 

I grew up in Linden, New Jersey. Growing up wasn’t easy and I always found myself wanting to help others feel better, to believe in themselves, to never let anything stop them.  

The desire to help others became my driving force and pushed me through sickness, pregnancy, personal loss, hardships, low self-esteem and self-doubt to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1999. During my time at Rutgers, I was a member of Psi Chi and the National Honor Society in Psychology.  In 2004 I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Capella University and went on to complete a PhD in Psychology in 2015.  

My desire to help others only grew as I got older. So in 2018 I became a certified Permit Psychologist -  all in the hopes of helping my patients find the balance, harmony and beauty in their lives so they can be the individual they envision.

This isn’t just a career but a passion, a desire to offer people something that I never had - a transformational life coach who will be your motivator and the friend that many need but can’t seem to find.  


Comfortably Congruent and Symmetrical Self: What does this mean?

These are concepts that explain that when our inside (hopes, dreams, goals, perceptions) match our outward appearance and the face and behaviors we show the world, then we are comfortably congruent and have made ourselves symmetrical, hence our Symmetrical self.  

When we are not congruent or symmetrical, we begin to feel off, we lack motivation, we feel less than what or who we are, we feel and behave out of sorts and it keeps us from striving and thriving. Other people's words, actions and calling on our lives can make us in-congruent and non symmetrical, just as in math and nature, when things are symmetrical they work better, they function better and when things are symmetrical they bring about outward beauty.  

Studies have shown that the more symmetrical a face is to our brain, the more attractive it is.  My role is to bring my patients to a place where they feel comfortably congruent and they are showing the world and  loving within the world as their Symmetrical Self.  Many times, as life has beaten us down, we lose focus or our way in becoming those two adjectives/phrases, but with my help, not only will we discover who your symmetrical self is but we will work together to bring him/her out, working the client's goals and plan together to not only bring it out but to KEEP IT OUT and to continually build upon it to become and sustain the best and ultimately the person that they could not find but always saw themselves and wanted themselves to be.