Dr. Katherine W. Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Smith provides therapy to adults (18+), couples, and groups. She is also a candidate is psychoanalysis at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Study and provides psychoanalysis to adults (18+). Her office is located on South Beverly Drive between Olympic and Pico and her availability is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Dr. Smith works psychodynamically and psychoanalytically and views psychotherapy as a collaborative process during which, together, you will find that best way of working in order to root out the causes of what holds you back from being your most authentic self. She believes that it is the relationship between the two of you that is transformative and that it takes time to establish a strong relationship built on trust and vulnerability.
Dr. Smith works well with people who struggle with feelings of belonging – outsiders and loveable weirdos -- creative people who are suffering with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Dr. Smith specializes in working with people who have experienced developmental and sexual trauma, with an emphasis on healing and returning to your self. She's also experienced in working with LGBTQ folx, BIPOC, people of mixed descent, and addressing the unique issues that you face in a culture that often pathologizes your experiences. Dr. Smith thinks our culture asks people to give up too much of ourselves and, in every way that is possible, she wants to help you become the person that you've always known you are.
If you choose to reach out, Dr. Smith looks forward to meeting you and discovering how you will work together.