Ms. Holly Smith, LCSW

Preferred Name: Holly

About Me

In addition to utilizing EMDR in my practice, I draw from multiple theoretical orientations and treatment modalities including but not limited to: Psychodynamic, Attachment, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and IFS (Internal Family Systems). My therapeutic approach varies depending on your specific needs and preferences. My approach is collaborative, attachment focused, and trauma informed; I will seek and welcome your feedback throughout our time working together to make sure you agree with and understand how we're approaching your concerns.

Education & Experience

I have over 12 years of experience providing direct therapeutic services to adults and teens, in addition to providing clinical supervision for beginning therapists and field instruction for MSW students. Prior to entering private practice, I've worked with teens and adults in outpatient clinics, correctional settings, and residential treatment centers for California teens involved with Probation and/or DCFS.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of both CAMFT and EMDRIA.

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors