Aaron  Kogel Smucker
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Aaron Kogel Smucker


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am not currently offering any in person services. All sessions currently being offered are telehealth sessions conducted over video platforms or over the phone.

Updated December 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction

Professional statement

Aaron Kogel Smucker is an LCSW whose private practice is an trauma-informed, accessible, safe, and welcoming place for people from all walks of life in New York City. A place where people can get the help they need to build on their strengths and learn healthier and more holistic ways of meeting life’s little challenges and overwhelming experiences.

Aaron specializes in trauma and has substantial experience working with people who are impacted by stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, avoidant behavior, isolation, control issues, boundary issues, relationship issues, abusive relationships, systemic oppression, internalized oppression, and disassociation. His approach incorporates a variety of techniques and modalities with a focus on developing a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust, respect, and understanding so he can tailor sessions to encourage personal growth, healing, and positive changes.

Aaron is focused on ensuring that his clients have a positive and beneficial experience of therapy. His style encourages clients to have a confidential conversation with someone who won’t judge them and who will actively listen and care about what they have to say. Sessions with Aaron are a chance to work through difficult issues, develop natural abilities, and practice different techniques and skills.

Aaron offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, also known as telehealth, and welcomes new clients to his online practice.

Message to clients

I started this practice to give each individual I work with the time, attention, and empathy they deserve. With a trauma informed approach, I work to develop a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust, respect, and understanding. I know that for many of you this relationship requires an anti-oppression practice that is identity affirming and empowering for whoever you are and whoever you might become and I am committed to that practice. You’ve been yourself your whole life and you probably know what works for you and what doesn’t and I want therapy to be something that works for you. If you are interested in learning more or are ready to make an appointment, then I encourage you to reach out and schedule a free phone consultation.


Trauma - Coping, understanding, and healing from overwhelming experiences and/or living in an overwhelming environment

Depression - Providing support and improving understanding of the triggers and underlying issues of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs and/or harmful behaviors associated with drug use; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol and/or harmful behaviors associated with alcohol use; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Aaron Kogel Smucker is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Housing Works, LCSW/Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2020
Esperanza, Individual and Family Therapist, 2015 - 2018

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW, 2015


New York: 087626