Shirley Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
(619) 736-8206

Shirley Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

4700 Spring Street
Suite 306
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 736-8206

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About

I work with you toward: Understanding/coping with depression, sadness, guilt, or loss of self esteem; Dealing with sudden anxiety or continuing worry or stress; Achieving a more satisfying relationship with your mate/dealing with continuing, unresolved problems in your relationship; Dealing with a sudden, stressful life event, such as a divorce or the death of someone close; Facing the challenges of single parenting or co-parenting with a new spouse; Coping with someone you care about who drinks too much or uses drugs; Resolving continuing problems with coworkers or work-related stress.
I have provided individual, couples and family therapy throughout San Diego County for over 30 years. I collaborate with you to develop your own unique resources to help you cope with the stressful life circumstances or unexpected crises you face.
My office is located in the village of La Mesa, easily accessed from either Highway 8 or 94. I offer convenient daytime and evening appointments, Monday through Friday, and attempt to respond to your phone contacts promptly and offer intake appointments as rapidly as possible.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • PHCS Network
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC17104
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 1977

Location

4700 Spring Street
Suite 306
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 736-8206

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Shirley Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT