Hi, I'm Briana

I've been in the therapy field for over 10 years and am an EMDR-trained therapist. 

I live and work in Santa Monica and feel incredibly lucky to be able to help the community here. I enjoy bike riding and anything that has to do with the ocean. I have a big smile and believe laughter is life's best medicine. 

But most importantly, I help people move through past traumas, ease their way through life transitions, improve relationships and reclaim the connection, freedom and happiness that we all deserve in life. 


Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety/panic attacks are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I am trained in Level I & II of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which is an eight-phase modality that helps process "stuck" traumatic memories, both in the mind and the body, alleviating symptoms of PTSD


Family & Couples Therapy

Many families seek therapy to achieve healthy communication and boundaries within the family dynamic. Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

Teen Therapy

Being in your teens often means there's many life transitions. Your teen may be struggling with school, wanting to go to college, or just coping with family or social issues. Therapy will include realistic goal setting, working with schools to improve performance, coping with Family Issues (Divorce, Illness, Substance abuse) and addressing social issues. 

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Briana Smith LMFT #117210

1460 7th Street, Ste 306, Santa Monica, California 90401, United States

(310) 962-0432 briana@brianasmithlmt.com



09:00 am – 03:00 pm


By Appointment


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By Appointment


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I offer in-person therapy as well as telehealth.