Alison Smith

Tel: (310) 820-4500 | Fax: (310) 826-0683

I have been providing psychotherapy services to clients for nearly fourteen years. In that time I have developed a specialties in working with relational trauma, divorce, codependency, anxiety/depression and parenting. I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic techniques (psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness) to help clients navigate difficult life transitions and develop healthy coping skills and satisfying relationships.


Pepperdine University
MA, Clinical Psychology, 2004
Psi Chi Honors Society

Cornell University
BA, Political Science, 1999

Professional Experience

Marriage & Family Therapist, Private Practice
February 2008 – Present (9 yrs 2 mos)
Provide individual and couples counseling services for adults and adolescents. Areas of speciality include relational trauma, divorce, anxiety/depression, co-dependency and parenting.

Marriage & Family Therapist Private Practice Intern, California Graduate Institute
September 2004 – January 2008 (3 years 5 mos)
Provided counseling services in a private practice setting under supervision. Skills developed in providing psychodynamic psychotherapy

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Poseidon School
September 2006 – September 2007 (1 year)
Provided individual and family counseling services to at-risk children. Developed skill set in working with high levels of trauma and conflict resolution amongst peer groups and families systems.

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Valley Women’s Center
January 2004 – October 2005 (1 year 10 mos)
Provided individual, couples and family counseling services.

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