Marjorie A Smith
Vetted

Marjorie A Smith

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Rochester Accepting In-person
Updated January 1, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Guilt

Professional statement

Marj is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Rochester New York, serving clients across the State. She welcomes young adults, adults, and seniors, with a focus on helping people live their best life. Clients come to Marj when faced with emotional pain that has interfered with their functioning and happiness. Issues such as depression or anxiety, difficult life transitions, and navigating grief and loss can impede the contentment and healthy growth of a person. Marj assists and supports clients as they explore the struggles they face, discover ways to cope in the moment, and resolve the underlying cause of the pain. Her focus is always to move toward re-engaging with life as they envision doing.

Sessions with Marj include nonjudgmental and empathetic listening. Offering gentle reflection of what has been shared helps clients to clarify what they are feeling, normalizes their experiences, and begins the exploration to discover the root cause of their suffering. With compassionate challenging, Marj encourages clients to explore how their core beliefs, feelings, and behaviors are connected to their current distress and how best to move through the current challenges.

An eclectic approach to therapy allows Marj to use a combination of methods that will best suit each client. Psychodynamic therapy, insight-oriented, DBT, CBT, and person-centered are a few of the tools Marj employs. A warm sense of humor puts clients at ease and communicates Marj's genuine care and concern for their wellbeing.


Message to clients

Congratulations on thinking about starting therapy! It takes courage to do so. My goal from our first appointment is to offer you safety, compassion, and no judgement. This environment can help you begin your journey to growth and wholeness. It is a humbling honor to walk with you as you learn who you are and how to move through your struggles.

It takes a strong therapeutic relationship to foster healing and growth. That relationship must include trust and honesty. I strive to build this relationship with my clients and help them find their path. I will work to discover how I can best partner with you to achieve your goals and healing.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Guilt - Developing an understanding of the role that guilt plays in one’s daily life and exploring its origins; learning the coping skills needed to move past this guilt and feel confident in difficult situations




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Marjorie Smith is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare Shared Services


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $160 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11 am - 6 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Rochester practice
2300 East Ave., Rochester, New York 14610
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 available hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about available hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

URMC Hospice, Bereavement Counselor, 2010 - 2019
RMHC, Primary Therapist, 2003 - 2007

Roberts Wesleyan University, Master Social Work, 2004
Roberts Wesleyan College, BS , 2002


Licensure

New York: 075853


Languages

English