Riley K. Smith, MA, LMFT#7928
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in MarVista/West Los Angeles.
I use and teach Integrative Body Psychotherapy and Attachment Based EMDR. I use breath-work, meditation, guided imagery, voice dialog and anything else I can think of that helps. I teach my clients mental-health tools. I treat root causes – usually attachment injuries and sometimes the residual effects of early childhood trauma.
I treat adult couples and individuals, helping with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, addictions and adult survivors of emotional, sexual and physical abuse and relationship problems.
As a teacher, I pass on what I’ve learned about psychotherapy, addressing the physical, mental & spiritual nature of being human. It is my great pleasure and my vocation.
I started my psychotherapy practice in 1976. In 1996, I began my training in somatic psychotherapy with Jack Lee Rosenberg, Ph.D. and Beverly Kitaen-Morse, PsyD. In 2002 I joined the faculty of the Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) Central Institute in Venice. I trained therapists for eight years as Clinical Director at an out-patient drug program. I currently supervise and train therapists at Southern California Counseling Center. I was an AAMFT certified supervisor until 2008. I am a Certified instructor of Somatic Psychotherapy, California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
I am co-author of How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free, a problem-solving manual for couples, New Page Books, 2002 and TRUE PARTNERS, a workbook for building a lasting intimate relationship, Tarcher/Perigee, 1993. I am author of One Truth That Changes Everything, Precosity Press, 2019.
I am a member of CAMFT, AAMFT and United States Assoc. of Body Psychotherapists.
ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK:
HEALING EMOTIONAL BETRAYALS Forgiving the Unforgivable – Surviving an Affair