Stephanie Corinna Smith, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco where she welcomes individual adults, teens, and couples who are seeking to create change in their lives. She helps clients to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, communicate more effectively, and disrupt negative relational patterns. Stephanie is also working towards AASECT certification as a sex therapist, and integrates sex and sexuality into therapy with couples and individuals.
Stephanie creates a nurturing environment that helps her clients navigate difficult life circumstances and cope with intense emotions. She utilizes a strengths-based approach that incorporates mindfulness, attachment theory, and trauma-informed care to help clients move towards healing and change. The goal is not just increased insight but cultivating a different emotional experience that can benefit all aspects of life.
As a recovering lawyer who has transitioned to the work of psychotherapy, Stephanie deeply understands the difficulties of managing a challenging career and can help my clients make desired changes for increased health and happiness. As a meditator and yoga practitioner, she also brings a special awareness to the healing power of the mind-body connection, and her office serves as a safe harbor to freely process pain and find relief.
Stephanie is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice. She welcomes the opportunity to work cross-culturally and strives to approach cultural differences with humility.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
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Years of Experience: 5 years
Stephanie Corinna Therapy , LMFT, 2020 - Present
WSM LLP, Senior Attorney, 2008 - 2021
Eden Counseling Center, AMFT, 2018 - 2020
Marina Counseling Center, AMFT, 2017 - 2018
UCSF Epilepsy Center, Intern, 2016 - 2017
The Wright Institute, M.A., Counseling Psychology, 2017
University of San Francisco, Juris Doctorate, 2006
Vassar College, B.A., International Studies, 2001