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Lindsay Smith, LCSW

Lindsay Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#24906) and a Certified Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist. Lindsay has intensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and specializes in working with adolescents and their families. 


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

  • Founder and Executive Director of Teen Therapy Center (previously Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2010 - 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! - The all-in-one teen communication game! (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: 

  • Substance Use

  • Trauma

  • Depression

Additional Areas of Interest: 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