Therapist Profile

Name:
Shirley Smith, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
4700 Spring Street, Ste. 306 La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone:
(619) 697-0358
Website:
License Number
LMFT17104
Practicing Since:
1982
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
These days it seems as if we are all confronted with increasing demands at work, in our personal relationships, and within ourselves. And although we often find ways to cope with these pressures, an overwhelming problem or an unexpected crisis can leave us feeling off-balance and uncertain about how to proceed. At such times, talking with a counselor – whether individually, with your partner, or with your family – can often build needed understanding and support, as well as help you discover useful ways to deal with the issues that more concern you.

As a clinician who has counseled individuals, couples and families for over 28 years, I recognize the importance of approaching your personal concerns with sensitivity and respect, and of attempting to create a counseling experience that will be both safe and helpful for you. Please call me to obtain more information or to schedule an appointment

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Services
Depression Anxiety Marital/Partner Relationship Issues Parent-Child Concerns Adjustment Issues
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Psychology, San Diego State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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