Georgina Kim Smith, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica
Dr. Smith's passionate, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where there is a focus on insight and change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal self-dialogue and narrative,and building a wealth of internal and external coping resources allowing for a successful, evidence-based path to recovery, while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope. Dr. Smith believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on respect, genuineness, empathy, challenge and change. Mission Statement: To alleviate suffering and promote thriving.
Dr. Smith has significant experience treating survivors of abuse and trauma, individuals suffering with eating disorders and addiction, and also treats chronic depression, self-injury, and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Smith has worked extensively with children and adolescents, adults, couples/familes, and groups.
Dr. Smith has a private practice in Santa Monica, and serves as Clinical Director for Connections in Recovery. Please visit Dr. Smith's website to learn more about her intern, Chanel Halimi, MFTI (IMF82532). Please visit this link to view Dr. Smith discussing her practice: http://youtu.be/hPv7r0evs6Y
Call or Email Georgina Kim Smith for a free phone consultation now - (424) 258-5793

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: PSY22108 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Georgina Kim Smith's Groups

Women's Empowerment Group

A process group for women ages 18-40. Addresses the need for empowering women and building their voices and sense of self in the challenges that face them in their lives and society today. The group will address: self-worth, relationships, school/career/finances, life stage changes, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, cultural issues, & family issues.

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Healthy Relationships: Women's Support Group

Relationships are the foundation of our lives, both with our selves and with others. Whether you are struggling in a relationship with a significant other, a family member or a friend, this is a group that will help you learn to navigate the terrain of relationships in healthy and differentiated ways The group addresses: CODEPENDENCY, ENABLING, SETTING BOUNDARIES, COMMUNICATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, FAMILY ROLES, DEFENSES AND COPING, RELATIONSHIP THEMES AND PATTERNS, DIFFERENTIATION, AND MORE

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Addiction Recovery Support Group

THIS IS A SUPPORT GROUP THAT ADDRESSES THE ISSUES INDIVIDUALS FACE IN EARLY RECOVERY TOPICS ADDRESSED: ISSUES UNDERLYING ADDICTION (INCLUDING FAMILY HISTORY), RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS, TRIGGERS, PATTERNS OF COPING, NECESSARY LIFE SKILLS, RELAPSE PREVENTION, LEARNING WHEN TO SEEK HELP AND WHERE TO FIND IT, REALISTIC GOAL SETTING, BOUNDARIES, HEALTHY COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, AND LIVING LIFE SOBER

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Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016
Georgina Kim Smith, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica

Georgina Kim Smith

Psychologist, PhD