Dr. Marni Seyyid

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

I am a social work educator, practitioner and supervisor with 20 years of organizational and clinical experience. I have worked with clients of every age and ilk; with nearly every kind of issue. I have worked with clients experiencing chemical dependency, neglect, abuse, intimate partner violence, interpersonal/familial discord, anxiety, depression, trauma, transitional challenges, etc. It has been a privilege to help them find relief and to learn and grow as a provider, a mother, a partner and a human being.
I have always viewed therapy as the “best thing I can do”. I have always considered clients some of the most courageous people on the planet—willing to share their stories, their time and themselves in an honest effort to improve the overall quality of their lives and the lives of those around them. I respect my clients and work hard to match their labor.
I enjoy working with women and families, helping them to navigate the everyday challenges of managing resources and relationships to have the fullest and healthiest life possible. It is important to me to help every individual I work with understand and utilize the power they have in their own situations; and to know that their lives can improve with even the slightest adjustment in perspective or routine.
I am a graduate of the University of Maryland and Morgan State University, where I received my Masters and PhD in Social Work, respectively. I am licensed to practice in Maryland, DC and Virginia and I have trained students and practitioners in Delaware and New Jersey. I have served as a Clinical Social Work Supervisor in Maryland since 2009. And I am looking forward to meeting and talking with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #14152 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

LICSW #LC50081486 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

LCSW #Q1-0011896 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Marni Seyyid. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by P.A. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management

Dr Seyyid was extremely helpful in making me understand my relationships. She is caring and objective at the same time. Will definitely recommend her!

Written by M.O. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

wonderful human.

Written by M.O. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Seyyid is a great therapist, I really feel like she listens and cares and gives good feedback. She always sends me a message mid-week after our session to check up and recap. I feel like our personalities match and it’s really easy to talk and open up with her and have a few laughs and heart to hearts.

Written by J.A. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Incredible experience working with Dr. Seyyid. Highly recommend!

Written by M.Z. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Very understanding and offer valuable advice that has improved my overall quality of life.

Written by J.O. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 9 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is amazing

Written by J.A. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Marni for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist is great! It takes into to consideration even my cultural and religious aspects of life when addressing my concerns. She is very supportive and honestly what more could I want as I go through this journey

Written by A.U. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Marni has a warm, confident, calm presence. She asks insightful questions and makes me feel seen, heard, and valued. I think she is good at getting to the heart of what people mean or need to think through, and she's great at guiding the conversation when I'm overwhelmed with my feelings and unsure of where to go next or what to explore. I would absolutely recommend her. She changed my experience with BetterHelp when I was not clicking with the therapists I had seen previously.

Written by S.P. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Marni is very thoughtful and helpful and always listens to the details of what I tell her. I highly recommend seeking assistance from her.

Written by C.A. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Seyyid is so comfortable to talk to and helpful. She makes me feel so much more at peace after talking. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.O. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I love Dr. Marni, it has taken me a long time to find a counselor I can really vibe with, however a close friend recommended her and now I recommend her to my friends as well. She has been such a great support for me during this time.

Written by F.R. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr.Seyyid is helping me to navigate my internal life for my good and my love ones.

Written by D.I. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Marni is the best! This has been my first time in therapy and she’s been an amazing guide for a first timer. She gives practical tools tailored to me and is always available

If it wasn’t for dr marni I wouldn’t be on better help

Written by J.O. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Sayyid is a great councelor. She help me work through a personal situation and gave very valuable insight. Thank you so much.

Written by C.H. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

This was my first experience with therapy or counseling and Dr. Seyyid made it a very comfortable and welcoming experience. I was able to vent and she actually listened to listen and not just respond. She gave great feedback that both validated my feelings as well as give me things to think about further.

Written by A.L. on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Seyyid has been a huge help in so many ways; from handling the challenges that come with ADHD, to career and relationship stresses and anxieties, to weathering the storm of COVID-19. More than anything, she has helped me develop clarity and patience with myself; I can look at my own thoughts and feelings with a better understanding of what's going on what the cause might be, which is powerful in and of itself.
Thank you, Dr. Marni!

Written by T.H. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr Seyyid has been very helpful with ALL of my challenges. She listens to my concerns and she focuses on things that I may not have even been aware of. I am thankful that I was matched with her. I trust her guidance. Thank you.

Written by N.I. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

For the first time in my life via doctors and therapists, I have found someone that listens to me and makes me feel like I can overcome my issues. I have ADHD and she has been the first person to believe me and show empathy with the condition, whereas in the past even Doctor's I have seen have told me it was a made up condition or to just drink coffee and wanted to do anything but help or listen to my concerns.

Written by M.I. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Marni is superb.

Written by A.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Marni for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

My time with Dr. Seyyid has been so helpful. She has helped me deal with the death of my father and dealing with a narcissistic mother. She has also helped support me in taking better care of myself so that I have more to give my children as a mother.

Written by N.I. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is an amazing person who takes the time to listen to me and help me come up with better coping techniques and day to day issues along with having someone to relate to as well.

Written by R.U. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

I was very impressed by how quickly Dr. Seyyid "got me" and the concrete strategies were very much on point. Sometimes you need a professional to tell you what you already know you need to hear (or what you don't want to hear!). She is a lovely human being and a skilled therapist.

Written by V.I. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Seyyid has been invaluable in helping me sort out issues and concerns surrounding my photography small business. She was able to put her finger on the problem almost immediately, and offered concrete and actionable suggestions. I'm amazed at her ability to synthesize information, and at the wealth of experience she brings to our sessions.

Written by C.A. on Nov 07, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Seyyid has been very helpful in these stressful times

Written by B.E. on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Seyyid is very easy to talk to and open up to, and is very receptive and supportive of my needs. I was having trouble sleeping which prompted me to sign up, and after just a few sessions with her I'm not having that problem anymore.

Written by M.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love working with Dr. Seyyid! I knew she was a perfect fit for me from our first message. I’m so pleased that I got matched with her. She’s calm, she listens & responds, and is just all around fabulous.

Written by A.N. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I like the timely responses and also too I just like out of the blue I’m I’m at home in GC sent me a text and she checks on me and I like that and she is thorough and it’s just not out of the blue it is constant even on the weekend I would like a video talk with her face-to-face from time to time if that’s possible

Written by N.O. on Sep 06, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Marni is a thoughtful and insightful therapist. Her ability to listen and her compassion come through clearly over chat and video which helped build a rapport. She has been particularly helpful with navigating my challenges with ADHD. Dr. Marni is very responsive and is also proactive about reaching out. I highly recommend Dr. Marni.

Written by E.R. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Seyyid has established my faith in counseling. I went years and years to this and that therapist, and o never felt a connection and often felt my time was being wasted. I feel differently with Dr. Seyyid. Sh stands up for me when I’m beating myself up and she keeps me humble when I get too ahead of myself. I wouldn’t want to be counseled by I honestly else at this important stage of my life. Thanks, Dr. Marni!

Written by E.V. on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Marni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Only about two weeks into this - and I can say it's already making me feel better each day. Even though I don't have a ton of time, Dr. Marni reaches out to make sure she knows how I'm feeling and reminds me of how well I actually am doing, versus what my thoughts are telling me. I feel as if she truly cares and that means the world! I would highly recommend her and this App
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