Therese Smith, MFT

License Type: Marriage & Family TherapistLicense #: MFT 46384License Issued: 2008Graduate School: Sonoma State UniversityLocation: Santa RosaPhone: (707) 303-3207

About Therese Smith

Once core issues are understood you will be on your way to making permanent changes that last. In a safe environment we will explore areas of your life that are not satisfying and together we will find solutions.

My work is based on the premise that unresolved emotional experiences are stored in the body. Literally, “our issues are in the tissues”. I help people go gently into areas of their bodies where emotional holding takes place. I have extensive training in Somatic (Body) Psychology.

I use a range of treatment styles to uniquely fit each person’s needs. All the techniques I use are research proven to maximize healing and outcome. My goal is to provide clients with support and specific tools they need to manage anxiety, relieve depression, resolve trauma, and communicate more effectively.



  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Couples
  • Families


  • Adoption
  • Anxiety, Panic
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Pain Management
  • Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief/Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Life Threatening Illness
  • Loss of Personal Identity or Meaning
  • Mind/Body Disharmony
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Step/Blended Family
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy