Last edited 04/30/2022
Marianne Smith LPC
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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?
In my many years of working as a therapist, the thing that has impressed me the most is the resiliency of the human spirit. I have worked with clients who have suffered through severe trauma, or who have had to make difficult life changing decisions and yet, still find the strength to carry on. I am inspired by the strength and hope that I have witnessed in so many of my clients, and carry that positive energy into my current therapy sessions. I strive to work with my clients to find their inner strength and resiliency to reach their full potential and achieve their desired goals.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Even at a young age I was fascinated by human behavior and how biology and experiences shape the beliefs personality and behaviors of individuals. While still in middle school I began reading books by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and other early founders of psychology, which only fueled my interest. But life events prevented me from pursuing my dream of becoming a therapist after high school. Several years later I was lucky enough to meet a clinical psychologist, who would become a dear friend and mentor. With his encouragement and support, I entered college, obtained my Bachelors and Masters Degrees and ultimately became a licensed therapist.
In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
My personality influences my approach to therapy in many ways. I am friendly and easy going and I like to bring that into the therapeutic process to create a relaxed and accepting atmosphere. . My communication style is straight forward and direct, but I respect the opinions, thoughts and feelings of others. I value diversity and believe that every person has the right to be who they are without judgement, and believe we should embrace and celebrate our differences. Most of all I believe in authenticity, and being honest and genuine. In therapy I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment in which clients can address their concerns and work on personal goals while feeling validated and valued.
LGBTQIA related issues
Adolescent mental health
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Training / Certifications
Trained in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
- Arizona, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-11739
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology
Bachelors Degree in Psychology
I began my counseling career 25 years ago on the East Coast in New Jersey. I first started counseling at a residential substance abuse treatment facility and then transitioned to a juvenile detention center. I worked with adolescents, and adults, conducting individual, group and family therapy. After moving to Arizona 21 years ago, I continued counseling in correctional and residential settings. This allowed me to address a wide variety of client needs such as, anxiety, adjustment disorders, depression, relationship and family issues and anger management. My experience also includes working with LGBTQ+ clients, addressing sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Throughout my many years of experience, I have had the opportunity to work with clients from different socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, individuals with disabilities as well as individuals with personality and psychotic disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Marianne Smith, LPC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Marianne Smith, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Marianne Smith accepting new clients?
Yes, Marianne Smith is accepting new clients.
Does Marianne Smith accept insurance?
Yes, Marianne Smith accepts insurance, including Sana Benefits.
What types of therapy does Marianne Smith offer?
Marianne Smith offers therapy for individuals.
Does Marianne Smith offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Arizona can book Marianne Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Marianne Smith offer online therapy?
Yes, Marianne Smith offers online therapy to people in Arizona.
How quickly can I see Marianne Smith?
Marianne Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Marianne Smith speak?
Marianne Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Marianne Smith online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Marianne Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.