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.

Since I am certified and trained in several "best practice" approaches, it is likely we can find an approach that can be effective for you.

Most people seek psychotherapy from me to guide them through  personal growth, anxiety, depression, OCD, unhealthy habits, PTSD,  sexual problems, and relationship issues.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you and I wish you good mental health.

-Dr. Matthew Smith

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Certified Professional Seal for Addictions-Informed Mental Health (CAIMHP)
Certified Professional Seal for Clinical Trauma (CCTP)
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