Meet Glenna Smith, M.D.

Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist & Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Encino and Pasadena, CA

Glenna Smith, M.D.

Glenna Smith, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist at Adelpha Psychiatric Group in Encino, California. 

Dr. Smith has long been devoted to a career working with children and families since her school-aged days volunteering in a free clinic for immigrant populations. With this goal in mind, Dr. Smith pursued her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, studying Psychology and Hispanic Studies, before attending medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She subsequently completed a residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she promoted wellness across medical education, participating in medical student teaching and wellness curriculum development within training programs. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA, where she served as chief fellow of the child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit and the resident psychotherapy clinic. She remains at UCLA as an associate physician at the UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic (CHAMP).   

Dr. Smith has specialized training in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and beyond. She has experience with a wide breadth of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Smith is fluent in Spanish.  

Dr. Smith spends her time outside of work on adventures with her anxious rescue Dachshund, Ruby.