Tracy Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing therapy for individuals, couples, children and families. She maintains a private practice in Westlake Village and also provides therapy for clients in surrounding areas such as Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills,,Thousand Oaks and Camarillo. Tracy is a native Californian who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and has lived in the Conejo Valley for the past decade. Tracy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University and her Master's Degree in Marriage and Familly Therapy from California Sate University Northridge.
Tracy's clinical experience includes working with adults, children, couples and adolescents in various treatment settings including county mental health, residential, school settings and in non-profit organizations serving abused and emotionally disturbed children and individuals affected by cancer. With over 8 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise are trauma, depression, anxiety. relationships and chronic illness. Tracy also enjoys working with families of alcoholics and is a member of Alanon..
Tracy Smith is an interpersonal, relational therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Tracy is married, has three adult sons, four grandchildren and enjoys spending free time with her family as well as traveling, yoga, and going to the beach.
Bachelors of Science, Management, Pepperdine University, December, 1987
Master of Science in Counseling ~ Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, August, 2011
Internships include: The Cancer Support Community, working with Individuals and Group, 2011-2012
Kids & Families Together, 2012-2013
Ventura County Behavioral Health, Children and Families, 2013-2016
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2014 #82987
Tracy has received additional training in trauma, couples therapy, cognitive behavior therapies, psychoanalytic (attachment issues) and mindfulness for treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
EMDR Institute (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), 2019
Seeking Safety ~ Addressing Trauma and High Risk Behaviors such as drug addiction & self harm
Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement Mediation Training
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 2010-2019