I help clients with skills for tolerating pain in times of crisis, responding instead of reacting, increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, and participating fully in each moment.

Our Team

Tiffany Smith, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Gottman method couples therapy, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My belief is that therapy should be a collaborative process that allows authenticity and trust to foster insight and growth, exploring how the past informs the present. I truly value the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. Rapport between clients and myself, I believe, is key for a long-lasting, trusting relationship.

I have experience working with issues related to anxiety and mood disorders, relationship distress, life transitions, family conflict, and more. I help clients learn and practice skills for tolerating pain in times of crisis, responding instead of reacting, increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, and participating fully in each moment.

I cater my sessions to best fit the unique needs of each client, always meeting them with empathy and authenticity. I offer a safe space for exploring and understanding oneself with a non-judgmental, warm stance.

Education

BA - Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine

MA - Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration, Golden Gate University

Traineeship, Planned Parenthood, Bay Area

Internship, LUHSD

License Number and State

CA 116104

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy cooking, riding my Peloton, hanging out with family and friends, and traveling.

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy helping individuals get "un-stuck." I find that when we have certain stressor/s weighing us down, things can feel scary, hopeless or helpless; we can feel stuck. I like to help people find their strengths and learn tools to move in forward direction, confidently.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I like to ground myself in the present moment. This can be through thoughts, words/mantras, putting the phone away for awhile, exercise, cooking. Remembering what I am in control of that very moment.

How do you recharge?

I like to recharge by riding my Peloton, listening to music, and being around loved ones.