Lindsay Smith, LCSW



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  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker #24906

  • Certified Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist

  • Intensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy


  • Founder of Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2010-present)

  • Founder of Family Therapy Center of Silicon Valley (2015-present)

  • Creator of Being Your Best Self, a customized online course for adults that empowers the users to love themselves, know their worth, discover or clarify their purpose, and believe in their abilities to achieve their highest goals (2019-present)

  • Creator of Talk About It!, enhancing communication between teens and adults through fun and familiar card and dice games with a twist! (2017)

  • Psychiatric Social Worker for Santa Clara County’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Services at Juvenile Hall (2007-2011)

  • Social Worker for the Adolescent Services/Teenage Mother division at Santa Clara County’s Department of Family and Children’s Services (2005-2007)

  • Partnered with the Los Gatos Police Department in facilitating the Parent Project, a parent training program for parents with difficult or out of control children and teens (2011)

  • Working with teens and families in various settings and capacities since 1999 to provide clinical assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, therapeutic behavioral services, case management services, crisis intervention, safety planning, and parent coaching

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Reintegrating from wilderness/boarding school

  • Trauma

  • Depression

Additional interest areas: anxiety, Christian counseling, extremely challenging teens, fears and phobias, organizational skills, perfectionism, school difficulties, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors, stress management, substance use, suicidal ideation