Dr. Teyhou Smyth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist focusing on Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology in Malibu, California.
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. She 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.
Teyhou has had experience working with a variety of issues including self confidence, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders as well as specializing in LGBTQ issues. She also has had extensive experience in providing equine assisted therapy.
Teyhou’s focus is to help individuals find mental wellness through empathetic, therapeutic encounters. Her top priority is ensuring an unconditional, positive regard for the client experience while processing issues of self confidence and acceptance. Teyhou works from an emotion-focused model and provides support through challenging transitions from a relational and attachment perspective.
Teyhou’s multicultural identity and international background has given her exposure to many people from different backgrounds and cultures which helps her understand issues from a unique perspective, thus she wants to be an important catalyst towards transforming lives.
Teyhou enjoys being physically active in her spare time and her interests include horseback riding, skiing, dance and travelling to foreign places.