Dani Smith

Ed.D., LMFT, Mediator

Dani Smith

Ed.D., LMFT, Mediator

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LMFT33630


16960 E. Bastanchury Road, Suite J
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Yorba Linda, California 92886

My Approach to Helping

Therapy isn't a mystery and it doesn't need to be 'scary'. The process can actually help us live more productively and feel better about ourselves and others. It CAN also help us build healthier relationships. We can't change our history but we CAN reduce the power it has over our lives. We also can't change other people, but we can change who we are and how we interact with others. I would love to help empower you to believe that you CAN build more fulfilling relationships,improve communication, repair broken relationships,increase intimacy, heal past trauma, and reduce stress by listening and equipping you with information and, more importantly, the necessary skills to get where you want to be.
I utilize a brief therapy model focusing on empowering others to make better choices and take control of their lives. My goal is to empower individuals, couples, and families. I am an active therapist, who listens, but also provides an environment where actual behavioral change can take place.
I have extensive knowledge and experience working in a number of mental, social, and emotional health related areas. I have been trained as an educator and have taught in elementary, high school, and college. Currently, I also work at a university which helps me stay current regarding new research and best practices.
If you're interested in improving your relationships and working with a therapist who genuinely cares for her clients, I invite you to call today.

More Info About My Practice

I do accept some PPO insurance plans and I am a Blue Shield provider. Please call and we can check your insurance.
I see individuals, couples, families evenings and Saturdays.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    In Person and Tele-Health Options. Individuals, Couples, Families, Survivors of sexual misconduct

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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