Emily Smith

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT#119186

Emily approaches therapeutic healing from a holistic approach, knowing that the mind and body are intertwined together.

Emily’s role is to help create an environment where you feel comfortable to explore how past experiences influence your current situation as she empowers you to gain insight on your current circumstances.

Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s School of Education and Psychology in 2017, as well as a Certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, a school within Pepperdine’s Law Program. Emily graduated from Pepperdine’s Seaver College for her undergrad studies in 2011. Emily is a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 and has taken a multitude of trainings in this field as well.

Emily approaches her clients with a humanistic approach, from place of unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. She uses an eclectic mix of interventions from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Gottman, among others, that would benefit the specific needs of each individual client. While most of Emily’s clients are transitional aged youth, aged 15-25, she has experience working with all ages and all points of life.

She frequently works with issues regarding anxiety, depression, coping skills, self-esteem, major life transitions, family relationships, sexual identity/differences, peer relationships, and women’s issues.