Education and Background:

Dr. Teyhou Smyth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#115137) focusing on Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior 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.  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
  • Addiction issues and impulse control
  • Understanding one’s own gender and cultural identity
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues

She is an accomplished equestrian rider and enthusiast, Teyhou has accumulated extensive experience in equine assisted therapy.

Teyhou is also a certified Heartmath Provider, which enables her to provide biofeedback to clients. This can be highly effective in reducing stress, self-regulating emotions, and building the resilience necessary to lead a healthy and happy life.

Ms. Smyth places high value on personal development and wellness allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential, which ultimately leads to living a fulfilled life.

As someone who comes from a multicultural and international background, Teyhou has a unique insight when it comes to people from different cultures and ethnicities.

She uses this insight to help people understand themselves, giving them the tools to lead a more fulfilling and self-aware life.

teyhou smyth equestrian
Teyhou Smyth is an award winning equestrian.

Dr. Smyth divides her time between Los Angeles, London, and Dublin and runs workshops regularly focusing on the topics of stress and corporate burnout.

Teyhou shares weekly articles, podcasts and YouTube videos on various topics that can help people live their best life on her website and is a contributing Author to the website entitled Thrive Global (by Arianna Huffington) on issues relating to stress and corporate burnout. Her interests include horseback riding, skiing, dance, surfing, and traveling to new and exotic places. Teyhou is also fluent in Farsi.

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is enjoying what you have.”  ― Teyhou Smyth