As a mental health therapist, I help people find their way. My name is Dr. Matthew Smith and I invite you to explore my website to learn more about how I can help you adapt and overcome your personal struggles.
I believe the most helpful psychotherapy includes a genuine human connection balanced with the artful science of research-proven psychology. My approach to therapy has been described as affirming, interactive, focused, and practical so that you make choices that are best for you in the long run and start feeling better as quickly as possible.
Most people seek psychotherapy from me to guide them through personal growth, anxiety, depression, OCD, unhealthy habits, PTSD, and relationship issues. I have learned that people have a natural ability to improve their quality of life and that therapists are there to help facilitate that process. At my Santa Rosa office, I also do preliminary psychological screening tests for some attention problems , sex therapy consultations for individuals/couples, and short term therapy for same-sex couples .
I provide therapy for a range of adult concerns. I have a particular interest in helping people integrate the seemingly contradictory parts of themselves in a non-judgmental way. That may include finding a helpful perspective on relationships, family, work, spirituality, sexuality, and cultural influences.
For individuals living in California, appointments can be done in-person, by phone, or secure video conferencing platform for your convenience. Some concerns are better addressed via in-person appointments and I can discuss your appointment options further during your initial phone consultation.