Compassionate Support For The Aspiring Professional




Dr. Teyhou Smyth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #11450 and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#115137) who uses Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as working from an attachment based perspective.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Teyhou earned her B.A in Psychology from the University of Southern California and completed an M.A. in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Dr. Teyhou went on to complete a second Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and holds a doctorate degree in Pedagogical Sciences. 

Dr. Smyth places high value on personal development and wellness allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential, and her practice Living with Finesse focuses on stress management, corporate burnout and achieving better work/life balance for high functioning professionals who lead busy lifestyles and want to live a more fulfilling life. Teyhou believes that everyone is able to access their full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.

Throughout her career, Teyhou has helped people work through a wide variety of issues. Her work focuses on:

  • Developing emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Strengthening professional and personal identity
  • Avoiding performance anxiety and fatigue
  • Coping with high expectations, personal and professional
  • Stress Management and avoid corporate burnout
  • Understanding one’s own gender and cultural identity
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues


Professional Affiliations:

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
  • University of Southern California Alumni Association
  • Psychology Today
  • Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • Heart Math Institute, San Jose, CA
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist – Los Angeles Chapter (LACAMFT)
  • Elevations Behavioral Health (substance abuse/dual diagnosis)
  • South Central Training Consortium
  • Talkhealth Partnership 


“Teyhou uses her compassion and intelligence with her clients, which makes her a successful therapist. Her diverse clinical and life experiences inform her impressive treatment skills, and I highly recommend her to people seeking assistance”
“I just wanted to take a minute to write you and tell you how amazing Ms. Smyth is!!! I’ve been at Cliffside Malibu for 3 weeks and all of her groups have meant the world to me! I can’t wait to work with her again. She has already changed my life in 3 weeks with her groups! Thanks for your time!”
"Teyhou has a passion for supporting the LGBTQ community with competent mental health services. She is adept at developing an empathic rapport to develop with clients and setting up a secure holding space to facilitate introspection. I am confident in Teyhou’s ability to expand her role as an advocate for the LGBTQ community."
“I first met Teyhou at my London Practice 14 years ago as a young woman searching for her place in the World. She was passionate, unassuming, sympathetic and empathetic person in the real sense. She joined our practice in Dublin and was introduced to our cutting edge methods in the treatment of trauma and anxiety which she loved. I see a very bright future for Teyhou and will always be her long term supporter.”
“Teyhou demonstrates a commitment and dedication to her clients. She upholds a high level of professionalism and is able to understand the complexities of conducting therapy in a therapeutic community, having to consider the context of the environment. She has a passion for the mental health field and this is conveyed through her work and would be a great asset to any program..”
Linda Seidman
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervisor at The Center for Individual and Family Counseling
North Hollywood, California.
“Teyhou is an amazing clinician that has real depth to her work with clients. I have trust in her clinical skills which will not let her down.”
“Teyhou has a natural feel for this type of work”
Dr Ronald Banks
PsyD, Clinical Psychologist