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Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has assessed and provided help for adults, adolescents, couples and children for over 20 years on issues related to relationships, intimacy, creativity, infidelity, addiction, and impulse control, and specializes in working with couples who want to, revitalize, repair, open up, or end their relationship.

Dr. Smithstein also has considerable experience related to sexuality, in and outside of relationships, and working with and evaluating people who have a sexual addiction and/or have been arrested, charged, convicted or otherwise gotten into trouble for their sexual behaviors. As a forensic psychologist, she has provided hundreds of evaluations for the courts and has provided expert court testimony and community consultation and training. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and the California Coalition On Sexual Offending (CCOSO).

She is also a writer and photographer.

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