Eva Smith

MFT

Eva Smith

MFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 83213
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Please contact me for current fee information
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Berkeley, California 94707

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My Approach to Helping

* During this time of COVID-19 precautions, I have moved my practice to offer all sessions remotely by video or phone.

As humans, we cope with adverse situations using the knowledge and skills available to us at the time. Somatic therapy provides us with the opportunity to slow down, refocus, and listen to the wisdom of the body. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who is passionate about helping you discover the reasons you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or confused. I will provide the professional guidance you need to find healthy, positive ways to improve yourself and your relationships.

My counseling style is collaborative and relational and integrates Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, attachment theory, neuroscience, PACT couples therapy and my personal deep love for nature and nature's wisdom. The primary purpose of therapy is to help you develop awareness, learn to live in the present moment and develop your capacity for self-compassion and self-care so you are able to live a meaningful and empowered life. I firmly believe that if you can learn to be kinder and more compassionate with yourself, you will be able to harness your inner strengths and wisdom and nourish every facet of your life and relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Couples or individual therapy can provide a supportive, reliable space to explore and discover a deeper sense of what you want and need in your life and in your relationships. I am a somatic (body-oriented) therapist and I integrate mindfulness, Hakomi and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma into my work. I am also trained in PACT couples therapy that is a body-based approach of experiential couples work. I often turn to the wisdom of the natural world in my work as a resource and help clients find and remember what best supports them in their lives.

I also offer consultation to newer therapists who are establishing their practices and wish for guidance in creating a practice that works for them and feels sustainable.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Individuals, trauma survivors, highly sensitive people, empaths, healers, creatives, therapists in training, LGBTQI community, poly folks, conscious dance community, meditators, nature lovers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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