Tennya Smith, MFTA

Tennya is an Afro-Latina Associate Marriage & Family Therapist who believes in the power of storytelling, as well as expression and healing through movement/sound. Her lived experiences led her to find alignment with her true self and purpose. She attended Cal State Northridge where she received her Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2019 and has a wide-range of experience working in Infant Mental Health, and Community Mental Health (Non-profits, Schools, Intercollegiate College Sports, etc) where she’s worked with infants, mothers, children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples.

Along with this she brings her knowledge of working as a birth worker/Doula, her experience as a Sex & Intimacy Coach, and Yoga Teacher to support individuals, couples, mothers, and their families navigate pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum. 

Tennya believes that the Mental Health profession chose her and is forever grateful to be of service to others. She enjoys serving as a guide to help others through difficult transitions such as grief/loss, infidelity, break-ups, divorces, career changes, soul searching, etc. and finds joy in helping you embark on a path that feels authentic to you, while challenging you to become the best ‘you’ that you can be. Tennya believes that talk therapy combined with expression/somatic movement/sound (journaling, art, poetry, yoga, dance, breath work, sound healing, singing) helps us better address the traumas that lie dormant within our bodies. It is through this work that Tennya will help you become more empowered, confident, and self-aware. While embarking on this process of healing, Tennya will meet you where you’re at, and help ease any anxieties, depression, low self-esteem, anger/frustrations/confusion, and help you to befriend your body so that you can, with time, step into your power and own your truth wholeheartedly.

To speak with Tennya about her services and availability, you can contact her directly at at (657) 208-0981 or Tennya@cottonwoodpsychology.com. You can also view our pricing options on our Fees & Payments page.

Tennya Smith of Cottonwood Psychology Center is proud to offer therapy in Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange and surrounding areas.

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