Austin Smythe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. His undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Writing, is from the University of California San Diego. He has experience working with teens and their families in a wide variety of settings, including schools, residential treatment programs, and directly in families’ homes. In each modality he has worked, Austin has deepened his knowledge and his passion for supporting teens and families through the process of healing. With a strong interest in meeting clients and families in their toughest moments, he believes the highly supportive nature of residential treatment is a powerful way of addressing teens’ challenges with depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, and family of origin concerns. Austin uses an integrative approach – psychodynamic, acceptance, and commitment – to provide therapy that is attentive to the unique needs and strengths of each teen, and the unique family from which they come.
Teen and adolescent residential treatment program that has the privilege of serving families from throughout the US and abroad.