Jesse Smith, Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Zencare
Jesse Allen Smith
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Jesse Allen Smith

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT PhD
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Fishtown Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Couples counseling
  • Addiction
  • Codependency

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It's my hope that sessions with me feel nurturing and empowering. There are moments of intense emotion that can be very cathartic during therapy. There are also difficult emotions that we sometimes have to uncover in order to heal. All of this takes place in a safe way so that you can feel in charge of your own healing path. I also incorporate mindfulness practice and other practical skills into the work so that you can feel like you have coping skills outside of session. Reach out today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation so that we can see if we would be a good fit.


Specialties

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.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (80min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (80min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (80min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am- 6pm
  • Tue 9am- 6pm
  • Wed 9am- 6pm
  • Thu 2pm- 6pm
  • Fri 9am- 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Fishtown 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: 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


Licensure

Pennsylvania: MF001294


Languages

English