Tricia Kayiatos-Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Tricia Kayiatos-Smith, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
(323) 831-7107 Website

Tricia Kayiatos-Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

TKS Therapy
Los Angeles, California 90014
(323) 831-7107

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Therapy can be a transformative experience of acknowledging Self and finding a higher level of functioning. The relationship between therapist and client facilitates gentle and foundational changes aiming to discard dysfunctional coping skills and to acquire healthier tools for living. I intend to create an accepting and nonjudgmental space and connect with my clients through compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I understand and cherish the intimacy and honor that is my role in my clients' lives.

Trauma is a backpack we carry around daily, not realizing how hindering its weight is. I intend to create a space where clients feel comfortable setting down the backpack and examining what's within. My goal is to look at and honor each item inside and, ultimately, relieve some of that weight.

I hold a Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College in New York City where I advocated for transgender women of color engaged in survival sex work. I am especially passionate about working with survivors of trauma, the LGBTQ community, artists, creatives and those struggling with relationships.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: 89568 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers
  • Member Since: 2015
  • Membership: World Professional Association for Trans Health
  • Member Since: 2018

Location

TKS Therapy
Los Angeles, California 90014
(323) 831-7107

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019
Tricia Kayiatos-Smith, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Tricia Kayiatos-Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW