M. Smith Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), certified Couples and Sex Therapist specializing in psychodynamic therapy for individuals and couples.


I offer individual and couples psychotherapy. Based in Santa Cruz, I see my clients over telehealth, allowing me to see clients located anywhere in California.

You deserve to be seen, heard, and understood

Healing is hard and a journey you don't have to take alone. By embracing therapy you will be provided a space to be cared for as I join you in the explorative and at times, difficult process of personal healing and growth. The supportive experience of this therapeutic process can enhance your relationship with yourself and others.

Theories and attitudes

The way I approach treating clients and conceptualizing their experiences is with the integration of particular theories and beliefs. The psychodynamic therapy I practice is grounded in attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and a commitment to sex positive therapy.

My blog

Sharing insights and thoughts regarding relational dynamics, attachment sciences, sex, and sexuality.

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M.A. Clinical Psychology

Board certified LMFT

AACAST Certified Couples+ Sex Therapist (American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists)