Micheal Frances Smith


Micheal Frances Smith


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 51393


Ventura, California 93003

My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy holds as a central idea that clients have a natural tendency toward health and healing. My job is to facilitate the healing energy that is present in each of us.

Psychology has to do with story and that is where we begin as we unravel a problem back down to its root cause. I am all about your personal story and how it relates to the story of your family and society at large.

I believe in personal miracles; I see them in my work very often.

More Info About My Practice

I accept some insurance policies and my fees are affordable as I offer a sliding scale based upon your income.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a therapist is not like choosing other medical professionals and there are some specific things to look for. Do you feel comfortable in sharing your life with the therapist? Do you feel heard and understood by the therapist? Do you trust the therapist? These are questions a person should ask before deciding upon who to trust with your life story.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Nobody in this world gets away without struggle and I have had my share. My path has been at times harrowing and at other times exhilarating. I have been very discouraged and downtrodden and I have lifted myself up. I understand struggle.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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