Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT

Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mft - Mfc28107
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18687
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25050 Peachland, #250
Santa Clarita, California 91321 - United States
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I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • The Holman Group
  • Beacon Health Options
  • MHN (Managed Health Network)

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My 25 years' experience as a licensed professional and my doctoral education combine to result in top-drawer services and positive results. I offer compassionate and focused therapy/counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and teens. I am a results-oriented therapist who has worked with clients from all walks of life. I have specialized skills in treating disorders of childhood and adolescence as well as mood disorders. I get very good and generally rapid results using imagery and biofeedback in the treatment of anxiety. I am highly experienced and skilled in family and marital therapy. My toolkit includes memorable and easy to use communication tweaks which usually result in rapid control of communication problems which seem to underly so many interpersonal problems. I am very effective with Behavioral techniques with children and adults.

Email or Call Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18687

More Info About My Practice

I provide therapy on a fee-for-service basis but I also work with the following (HMO) insurance companies: Aetna; Beacon; CIGNA; College Health (CHIPA); Health Net; Holman Group; MHN; and Molina. I can provide documents which can help you obtain reimbursement from other insurance carriers on an "out-of-network" basis.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I provide biofeedback-enhanced guided imagery and solution-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of anxiety. I am extensively trained in behavior therapy and parenting skills training. I have worked with teens in nonpublic school settings for over 22 years and have a good working knowledge of IEP's, 504 plans, and associated accommodations.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can be essential for one to get objective feedback and to review and explore one's ideas, feelings, and behaviors. It is a process which can facilitate rehabilitation, renewal, and positive change. It should be a process of empowerment. It can also be a catalyst for personal transformation and renewal. I believe that most therapy episodes can be brief if the therapist focuses upon giving clients useful tools and "antidotes" for poisonous ideas/beliefs.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I really enjoy helping others and seeing them become happier, more confident, and competent. I have seen people rise from the ashes of disaster and really shine with a bit of a helping hand. Therapy can make the difference between misery and success.

My Role as a Therapist

I see myself as an advocate for the inner therapist in every person-that part of them that is seeking to become better, more effective, and happy. I often work as an objective mediator of conflictual ideas between and within individuals. I work to instill coping skills and ideas/beliefs in people that remain after treatment as a "therapist on your shoulder" or perhaps your better self who reminds you about the "right path" to take. Many of my clients report that they make better decisions or steer away from distressing feelings when they think "What would Tim say?"

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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