Therapist Profile

Name:
Jari Lynn Smith, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
245 S. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(626) 568-3359
License Number
LMFT41191
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a psychotherapist my areas of emphasis are loss issues, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples to establish a strong client/therapist rapport. My work with clients is enhanced by my life experience which includes many losses. Depression and anxiety generally go hand in hand with the death of a loved one and/or divorce. Loss issues also include the loss of a childhood through abuse, neglect and abandonment which can affect the quality of adult relationships or the ability to navigate them successfully. Losses are varied, complex, painful and a part of the human condition. This is where I am at my best with clients. I help them create new lives and develop a deeper sense of who they are.

About My Practice

Office Hours
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Services
Individual and Couples Therapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute, 2001

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Bereavement Group Facilitation
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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