Howtherapyworks Coaching Community


Every therapist has doubts and insecurity...

That's why we need community and coaching


Howtherapyworks Academy is a vibrant community of like-minded therapists and trainees with regular group coaching by Dr. Smith plus exclusive content and guidance around those unique questions that are part of every therapy.

“Enlightening, Inspiring, Even Soothing”

Luz, past learner


     • Do you wish you had expert guidance for your therapy practice?

     • Do you wish you had a safe place to ask hard questions?

     • Has your training been too narrow and limited?

     • Are you unsatisfied and confused by other training options?

What you get:

  • Twice a month, hour-long psychotherapy coaching with Q&A answers to individual questions. Coaching sessions recorded and kept for later review.

  • Community chat where members can ask questions, share successes, and support each other, monitored by dr. Smith.

  • Exclusive video content covering issues of interest to the group.

  • Monthly summary report on what the group has covered.

  • Free access to the self-paced Psychotherapy Essentials Course.

What Community Members are Saying


Wow, this is really amazing. I love how this organizes the therapeutic enterprise not around anything DSM, but simply around the immediacy of affect, and whether and how it is flowing, or being avoided, or suppressed, or whatever. I really look forward to using this lens!

Very clear video and it helps me to reflect on the specific acquisitions I need to focus on.

I was introduced to Dr. Jeffery's podcast. After listening to a few, I was hooked and drawn to his non-denominational approach to therapy.

Free Psychotherapy Essentials Course is dedicated to improving therapy by elucidating the universal principles that drive healing and growth in all therapies. That's why we are including this 10 hour course at no additional cost.

Jeffery Smith MD

  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York Medical College

  • Leader of the Psychotherapy Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association

  • President Elect of SEPI, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

  • Founder of

  • Private consultation and therapy practice, Scarsdale, New York.


How I became a better teacher and therapist

I decided to become a therapist as a freshman at Stanford, and it's still what I love to do. Like many of us, I was taught fo apply a method (psychodynamic therapy) but soon encountered addiction, where the "neutral" stance didn't work.That and helping trauma survivors got me intensely interested in the mystery of how talk and relationship lead to change.
In my teaching and practice I began to focus on he underlying processes rather than set methods. In 2015, I was "blown away" when, for the first time, the neurophysiology of memory reconsolidation gave a clear explanation of the most dramatic and satisfying experiences of change. Learning about the precise conditions required for this and other foundational change mechanisms, my therapy got better and I had a rationale for using techniques from different sources.
Since then, I have dedicated my career to helping therapists free themselves from the limitations of "branded" therapies by understanding the universal infrastructure that shows why existing techniques work and helps us match them to clients and fine-tune for better results. 
Jeffery Smith MD

We want quality coaching and community to be accessible to all

  • Thoughtful colleagues with widely varying backgrounds and experience.

  • A framework based on well researched basic science.

  • Strong clinical orientation, taught from first hand knowledge.

  • Cost is less than paid supervision.

Course and Community

Pilot Price $197


  • Psychotherrapy Essentials: Ten one-hour self-paced classes boost confidence for all therapies and problems.
  • Howtherapyworks Coaching Community, Three months active learning support.
Register Now

Course and Community

Monthly Plan $75/Month x 3


  • Psychotherrapy Essentials: Ten one-hour self-paced classes boost confidence for all therapies and problems.
  • Howtherapyworks Coaching Community, Three months active learning support.
Register Now


Note to readers and site visitors: I am a licensed physician in New York but as author and coach through this website, I am not providing treatment or consultation.The ideas presented on this site are not medical advice, but ideas presented to stimulate independent thinking by properly licensed and supervised practitioners. These ideas are not a substitute for appropriate training, peer review, and/or clinical supervision. Statements made here cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy, efficacy, or appropriateness in relation to any actual clinical situation.

Risk free guarantee

I’ve packed a lot into Howtherapyworks Community to maximize your experience. To make it easy, we are giving you a 60 day money back guarantee. 

That’s right: Follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 60 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If Howtherqapyworks Community doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to unlock your income earning potential!

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