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Jean Ann Smaistrla, American family therapist. Licensed professional counselor.


Smaistrla, Jean Ann was born on October 12, 1936 in South Gate, California, United States. Daughter of Benjamin J. and Janet (Pollock) Craig.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Lamra University, 1958. Electrical Education certified, Texas Wesleyan College, 1963. Master of Education in Counseling, Texas Christian University, 1975.


Teacher Houston Indiana Schools, 1958-1961, Arlington (Texas) Indiana Schools, 1961-1972. Counselor, therapist Arlington Counseling and Consultant Center, 1983-1985. Family therapist Willow Creek Adolescent Center, Arlington, 1985-1986, director education, 1986-1990.

Therapist Bob Carpenter Doctor of Philosophy and Associates, 1987-1989. Private practice, triage therapist Kaiser Permanent, Fort Worth, since 1989. Owner, founder, chairman board Adolescnet Services Arlington, since 1981.

Founder, owner Mindtime, 1988-1990. Triage counselor Kaiser Permanent, Fort Worth, 1991-1999. Consultant Charles J. Smaistrla, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Arlington, 1978-1985.

Board directors Bruce Wood Dance Company. Vice chairman board Arlington Community Hospital, 1981—1985, Willow Creek Adolescent Center, 1984—1990. Owner, founder Busyfingers, since 1999.

Co-owner Staje.


Life member Parent-Teachers Association. Board directors Arlington Art Association, 1981-1985, South Arlington Medical center, 1987, Center for Well-being, 1985. Chairman clinical services Parenting Center for Tarrant County, Fort Worth, since 1992, vice president, 1994-1995, president of the board, since 1996.

Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy (associate), Tarrant County Association Marriage and Family Therapy, North Control Texas Association Counseling and Development, American Association Counseling and Development, Junior League Arlington, Arlington Women's Club, Cancer Research Foundation Woman's Auxiliary, Alpha Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, sewing, doll collecting.


Married Charles J. Smaistrla, July 12, 1958. Children: Amy Jean, Ben, John.