Associated Therapists, Inc.
Providing administrative support to a group of independent Mental Health private practitioners located in Southern California

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Kemp L. Smeal, M.A., M.F.T.
Voice Mail: (714) 647-7577
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Long Beach


Education:
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA Completed in June 1994
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, 1978-May 1981
Bachelor of Music Degree

Professional Experience:
Private Therapy and Counseling Practice, 7/00-Present
Marriage and Family Therapist
Newport Beach, CA

The Center Orange County, 9/95-6/00
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Garden Grove, CA

Irvine Unified School District , 9/96-5/98
Counselor
Irvine, CA

Garden Grove Unified School District, 9/98-5/99
Counselor
Garden Grove, CA

Orange County Family Counseling Center, 8/94-8/95
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Tustin, CA

La Vie Counseling Center, 9/93-7/94
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Pasadena, CA

Azusa Pacific Family Counseling Center, 1/93-8/93
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Azusa, CA

Specialties:
Clinical Anxiety, Depression, Stress, LGBT Community,
Recovery issues, Co-dependency, Loss and Grief, Individuals, Couples, Adolescents,
Men's Issues, Artistic/Creative issues, Spirituality, Sexuality,
Mid-life transitions, Life Transitions, Seniors, Ages 16-80+

Professional Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
OC-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Professional Articles:
Orange County Parenting Magazine
The Blade Magazine
.Dot Magazine

Treatment Philosophy:
One of the fundamental aspects of my treatment philosophy is that psychological and emotional pain has origin in the context of interpersonal relationships, cultural and society systemic experience. Parenthetically, emotional and psychological healing and recovery can be facilitated within a safe, caring, empathic, confidential therapeutic relationship with a skilled therapist or counselor. I believe the therapeutic relationship can provide the corrective interpersonal relationships experience,
helping people remove blocks and defenses to authentic relationship with self and other people.
And as a result, bring more peace, relaxation, and self-confidence in life and relationships.

New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist.
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
Page last updated: 6/22/09