Therapist Profile

Name:
Michael C. Smith, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
1601 Dove Street, Suite 230 Newport Beach, CA 92660-1423
Phone:
(949) 338-9525
License Number
LMFT44608
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
MFT, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Sex Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, Addiction Specialist, and Licensed Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples to treat sexual problems, sex and porn addiction, compulsive behaviors and substance abuse. I also help couples repair their relationships after all forms of infidelity. I can help you have the sex life you desire, and have special training and experience with couple's sexual concerns - low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, early and delayed ejaculation, female anorgasmia (inability to orgasm), compulsive sexual behavior, body image issues, and recovery from sexual trauma. I also have many years of experience working with addictions of all kinds: alcohol and drug abuse, sex addictions/compulsive sexual behaviors (including Internet pornography addiction), gambling and others. As a Certified Sex Therapist, I believe that sexuality is a primary component of human fulfillment and overall happiness and should not be ignored or rooted in fear or shame. I know that virtually all sexual problems and issues have solutions and can be resolved. My philosophy is that each individual already has the resources to overcome these issues, but may need help from a trained, empathetic and non-judgmental professional to achieve success. To facilitate this growth, I create a safe, warm, positive environment to provide the necessary services for individual and couples who have the courage to ask for help with their problems.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Call to arrange an appointment. Some evenings and Saturday appointments available.
Services
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BA, UCLA California Secondary Education Teaching Credential - Cal State University Fullerton Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, National University Adjunct Faculty Member in Graduate Program of Psychology at Alliant University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Men's Issues
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Sex and Porn Addiction Counselor- specializing in sexual dysfunctions, Sex and Porn Addiction, couples problems, other compulsive sexual behavior. Addiction Specialist - alcohol & substance abuse, sex and porn addiction, gambling and others. I spent several years as a Substance Abuse Counselor with the Orange County Health Care Agency working with individuals and groups as a substance abuse counselor, a group facilitator, an intake coordinator, crisis counselor, and a member of the psychiatric evaluation team.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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