Emily Smith

California Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101905
Supervisor Cheri L McDonald PhD LMFT # 27359

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 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 approaches her clients from a place of unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. She uses an eclectic mix of interventions from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Gottman, and other modalities that would benefit her specific clients most. Emily has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples.

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