About Smadar Salzman
My entry into the field began in 2004 when I volunteered as a group facilitator for children and families coping with chronic/terminal illness or the death of a loved one at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito, California. That experience strengthened my desire to be a companion and support for people struggling to find meaning and to cope with seemingly unbearable life circumstances. Since then I have had the privilege to be a part of many people's healing journeys. I hold a deep passion and commitment to providing the environment, the support, and the tools for my clients to create meaningful, fulfilling lives. Over the past decade and a half I have worked extensively with trauma survivors in private practice and community mental health agencies, and have gained additional training and expertise in treating complex, developmental, and interpersonal trauma.
My therapeutic style is calm, deeply caring, and respectful of each person's unique goals, struggles, and strengths. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which means I help you gain awareness of your internal and external obstacles in order to promote deep and lasting changes in your life. I also provide the practical tools you need to express yourself fully and to communicate and get along with the people in your life. I draw from multiple schools of therapy including existential, family systems, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology.