Shennie Smith, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Barbara CA
I work with clients by cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship and collaborating with them to recognize and challenge their negative self-talk and beliefs, and assist them in incorporating new habits and ways of relating to self and others. I support them in creating a positive relationship with themselves that in turn increases self-esteem and an intrinsic locus of control.
I was born and raised in Norway, and moved to Santa Barbara at age 20 to pursue my goals and dreams to work as a musician and become a psychotherapist. I have accumulated extensive experience working with clients of all ages and walks of life, and I have placed emphasis on learning about and working with trauma, the LGBTQ+ population, addiction, and psychedelic therapy. I am extremely passionate about the human experience and our ability to expand and heal through various practices, such as mindfulness, somatic therapy, deep trauma work, community and genuine connection with self and others. I am currently working in private practice in Santa Barbara, as well as working with Santa Barbara Ketamine as an integration coach.