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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
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Taryn L Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Let's Connect (510) 680-2650
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I am passionate about supporting creatives, artists, innovators and activists looking to break limiting patterns and cycles in their art, work, relationships and sex lives. In our sessions together we will explore ways to work through personal, creative and/or intimacy deadlocks, create and thrive while living in a world that often does not view your work/existence/desires as valid, manage symptoms of emotional overwhelm, creative fatigue, sexual shame and “imposter syndrome" and challenge habitual responses to help discover and reintroduce the parts of ourselves that may have been left behind, unexpressed, repressed or unexplored.
I work with individuals and couples (2+) and I integrate body centered creative arts approaches into the therapeutic process to help reach beyond the limitations of traditional talk therapy. My approach centers curiosity, playfulness, well placed humor and warmth while simultaneously offering an assertive and focused approach to the therapeutic process.
If you're looking to build and maintain stronger, more connected relationships, expand your capacity for intimacy and closeness, better trust yourself and others, find relief from old wounds and trauma responses and increase your ability to experience more peace and pleasure I encourage you to reach out!
Call or Taryn L Smith now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 680-2650

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Oakland Arts and Healing

5735 Shattuck Ave

Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 680-2650
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (510) 680-2650
Photo of Taryn L Smith, MA,  MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Oakland Arts and Healing

5735 Shattuck Ave

Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 680-2650
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Couple Sessions $220
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 132102 Supervised by Leticia Brown (California / 116486) Taryn L Smith
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Counseling Psychology concentration in the Expressive Arts, Graduated 2020
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 680-2650
Photo of Taryn L Smith, MA,  MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Body Positivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
"
I work with clients with relationship issues related to childhood attachment trauma, wounding and abuse. In our sessions we will find creative ways to explore adaptive habits, patterns and beliefs in order to create more pleasurable ways to be with ourselves and others. My clients often say they notice a palpable difference in how they feel after sessions that has long term and sustained impact.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
"
I work with clients with relationship issues related to childhood attachment trauma, wounding and abuse. In our sessions we will find creative ways to explore adaptive habits, patterns and beliefs in order to create more pleasurable ways to be with ourselves and others. My clients often say they notice a palpable difference in how they feel after sessions that has long term and sustained impact.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
"
I often use the creative arts and body centered approaches to help richen sessions and "get to the root of it". The way we incorporate these practices is unique from client to client and based on your particular needs, desires, therapeutic goals and comfort level but generally you can expect a mix of talk therapy and creative/somatic exploration with curiosity about bodily sensations and responses
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 680-2650
Photo of Taryn L Smith, MA,  MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
"
I often use the creative arts and body centered approaches to help richen sessions and "get to the root of it". The way we incorporate these practices is unique from client to client and based on your particular needs, desires, therapeutic goals and comfort level but generally you can expect a mix of talk therapy and creative/somatic exploration with curiosity about bodily sensations and responses
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 680-2650
Photo of Taryn L Smith, MA,  MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT

Location

Primary Location

Oakland Arts and Healing

5735 Shattuck Ave

Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 680-2650

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

Neighborhoods

Call for a free consultation now - (510) 680-2650
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Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 680-2650
Photo of Taryn L Smith, MA,  MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Taryn L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT