Dr. Ramel Smith

With interests as varied as sports psychology with the Milwaukee Bucks, to efforts to empower youth and their families working through trauma and emotional turmoil, Dr. Ramel Smith's career as a psychologist remains as diverse as it is accomplished and visionary.  Aside from individual therapy with adults, couples and young adults, Dr. Smith's work is also influenced by research in the areas of violence prevention, anger management, self esteem and child abuse and neglect. As the latest addition to the healing team at D & S, Dr. Smith's expertise and passion provides the community with a truly comprehensive array of providers to meet their unique needs. 

Education, Clinical, and Leadership Experience

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Doctorate of Philosophy- Urban Education: School Psychology, December 2003
APA Accredited University. APA Accredited Clinical Internship Site.

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Master of Science Degree- Educational Psychology, May 2000

University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Bachelor of Science Degree- Psychology, December 1994


Team Psychologist
Milwaukee Bucks, National Basketball Association August 2014-Present

  • Individual Therapy, Group Psycho-Educational presentations, Create Assessments and produce thorough written reports on draft candidates, Create and implement Individual Performance Portfolio’s for players

BLAQUESMITH Psychological Consultative Services, LLC September 2007 – Present

  • Producer and Host of “Asque the BLAQUESMITH” a local cable series on MATA Community Media. A television show that helps to address Mental Health issues. (Monthly series for 7 seasons), Conduct Seminars and Workshops (i.e., Diversity, Trauma, Anger Management), Keynote/Motivational Speaker

Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, November 2007- April 2014
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center

  • Individual Therapy, Conjoint Therapy, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy, Psychological Evaluations, Crisis Intervention and Follow-up Care, Liaison service with community agencies and other mental health facilities, Provide in-service training to psychiatry residents, psychological and nursing staff, Conduct research pertinent to clinical area, Assist in providing clinical supervision and training to psychology practicum students.


  • 2014 American Psychological Association- Division 51: Advocate for Boys of the Year Award.

  • The 29th Annual Black Excellence Award: Special Honoree: “Young Influencers and Game Changers” The Milwaukee Times: 2014

  • Milwaukee Area Psychological Association: Outstanding Professional Contribution Award- 2013

  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Phi Chapter- Manhood Award- 2013

  • Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. “Men Who Walk in the Spirit Award”- 2013

  • Wisconsin Community Media Video Festival Award: Achievement Award for Producer of Asque the BLAQUESMITH television series- 2013

  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Phi Chapter- Scholarship Award-2012