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Alison Smith, MFT

Alison Smith, MFTAlison's psychotherapy practice consists of individual adults and adolescents and couples. She specializes in working on relationship issues from the individual perspective as well as addressing issues related to body image, eating and self-esteem. She also works with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. She is committed to helping men, women and adolescents achieve a greater sense of satisfaction and comfort with themselves and with others.

Alison received extensive clinical training in using a psychodynamic therapy approach at the California Graduate Institute Counseling Center. She gained additional experience working with adolescents at the Poseidon School in west Los Angeles and experience in women's issues working individually with women at the Valley Women's Center. She blends psychodynamic, object relations and cognitive behavioral approaches in treatment.

Education

Pepperdine University
MA, Clinical Psychology emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Cornell University
BA, Political Science

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, License# MFC 45463
CAMFT, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
AAMFT, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

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