Curtis Smith


About Me

Hello my name is Curtis Wade Smith, M.S., LMFT –Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA, BBS, LMFT License #102916) in San Francisco specializing in couples & individual counseling. I maintain a private practice conveniently located in the heart of the City’s Castro district across from Molly Stone’s on Eighteenth Street. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a strong ability to provide sensitive and insightful care. I offer therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender identification, and social backgrounds. I have a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Francisco State University. I have worked in a variety of settings with straight and gay couples and individuals, including children, teenagers and clients of all LGBTQI identities. My experience also include work with Couples & Individual clients who suffer from addiction, anxiety, depression, severe trauma, sexual abuse, interpersonal issues professionally, grief & loss, shame, guilt, internalized homophobia and/or struggles with other life issues.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #102916 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Written by C.E. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Curtis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

he’s great

Written by D.R. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Curtis for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Curtis is a fantastic therapist. We have been working together for a year. Weekly sessions. He is a wonderful listener. He has helpful feedback. He’s very patient and asks questions that make you think. He’s amazing!

Written by C.A. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Curtis for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, and career difficulties

Terrific! Look forward to speaking/ working with Curtis every week.

Written by A.U. on Jul 15, 2018 after counseling with Curtis for 2 weeks

Curtis is patient, gentle and kind but still says what needs to be said. He is supportive but also suggest activity’s and ask questions to challenge your beliefs that may or may not be working for you. I highly recommend him.