Dr. Jesse Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Philadelphia, PA, who works with adult individuals and couples, with a focus on substance problems and addiction. Many of his clients face challenges with loved ones who have substance problems or face challenges with substances of their own. Jesse is particularly sensitive to clients facing challenges in their relationships due to these issues, as that can be where many of the problems manifest.
Jesse’s approach is rooted in Attachment Theory, an approach that focuses on helping clients to feel safe and connected in their intimate relationships so that they can thrive. He works to help clients understand how their past hurts and negative patterns can impact their overall well-being- both in their relationships and individually.
Jesse is focused on ensuring that his clients feel heard and safe in therapy. When working with couples, it is important to hear both sides and work to help each partner feel more connected to each other.
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 3 years
Drexel University, Adjunct Professor, 2018 - Present
Child Guidance Resource Centers, Family-based therapist, 2019 - 2022
Texas Tech University, PhD in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy, 2019
University of Alabama, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016
University of Alabama, BS in Financial Planning, 2013