Liza Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(831) 292-4950

Liza Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 292-4950
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

San Francisco, CA 94107
(831) 292-4950
Announcement icon I currently see clients via tele-health and find this to be an effective and engaging way to treat children, adolescents, and families.

About

Reaching out for support can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. My goal is to help you and your family find calm, connection, and joy again! My therapeutic approach is collaborative, interactive, and warm. Together we will highlight your strengths as parent, child, or teen while identifying areas that may benefit from change. I tailor treatment to your individual, child's, and/or family's needs and use a variety of therapeutic strategies customized to address underlying issues and help you and your family thrive.
I bring over 15 years experience working with children, teens, and their families and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, behavioral issues, parenting concerns, and infant/family mental health, including issues of attachment/bonding, school concerns, stress, and depression. I enjoy working with families of all backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives!
The trust between patient and therapist is an essential component of meaningful and successful treatment. I provide sessions via tele-health to give flexibility and comfort to you while maintaining a productive space for healing. Please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to meeting you!

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa

Qualifications

  • License: California / 84300
  • School: JFK University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
Additional training in PCIT, PC Care, DBT, TFCBT, and Infant Mental Health.

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 292-4950
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

San Francisco, CA 94107
(831) 292-4950
Specialties
  • Child
  • Parenting
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 8 Oct 2022
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Liza Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT