Kristen Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS

Verified by Psychology Today
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(747) 236-6609

Kristen Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

12301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(747) 236-6609
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

6225 Canterbury Drive
Culver City, CA 90230
(747) 236-6609

About

I provide therapy for adolescents and adults seeking help with issues including parenting, divorce, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, grief, life-changing events, and others. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can identify and explore the underlying beliefs driving your behaviors, shaping your habits, and impacting your relationships. Working together using therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, etc., you will learn to better manage emotions and behaviors, allowing you to meet your own personal goals.
Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors come from somewhere and understanding their purpose provides a stepping stone to self-awareness, healing, and an overall well-balanced disposition. Via the therapeutic process, you'll learn to break your unhealthy patterns and establish a secure sense of self, purpose, and meaning.
My goal is to walk side by side on a path that explores and identifies what a fulfilling life looks like for you. I believe therapy is a journey and not a destination, therefore implementing and using psychological techniques—from traditional to modern modalities—is a life-long process. I look forward to being a part of your journey.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Medi-Cal
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 114143

Location

12301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(747) 236-6609
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

6225 Canterbury Drive
Culver City, CA 90230
(747) 236-6609
Specialties
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Kristen Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS