Therapist Profile

Name:
Joyce E. Smith, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Hollywood, CA 90068 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(323) 333-4462
License Number
LMFT50195
Practicing Since:
2011
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
For some people, when they experience something upsetting, they are able to let it go fairly quickly. Perhaps for you that task has seemed impossible - regardless of what you’ve tried. Many times you’ve done everything you can think of, without getting the results you were seeking. The reason this has occurred is not for lack of trying. Rest assured there is nothing wrong with you. You are probably dealing with an issue that is neurologically based, which traditional talk therapy just doesn't get to. With a blend of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model - a somatically based therapy), I can help you dramatically reduce and alleviate the pain, heartache and anxiety which has been haunting you for far too long. After having had my own Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) finally heal using these methods, and based on the results I’ve seen with my clients, if you're ready to move on with your life, I know relief is possible. I would love the chance to help you regain a sense of peace, letting you “feel like yourself” again. Please feel free to give me a call for a free 20 minute phone consultation so we can discuss if this is what you've been looking for.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Using a prescriptive blend of EMDR, TRM (trauma resiliency model - a somatic based therapy), Expressive Art Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Child Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and traditional talk therapies (Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, etc), together we will find a way to help alleviate the emotional suffering that has been plaguing you.
Insurance
Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, MFT

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Phobias
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Narrative
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
EMDR Certified Practitioner
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Jewish

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