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Mary Gramer-Smithe, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 28 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in outpatient and hospital settings. I believe in hope which is a belief that change is possible and also expecting change to happen. Time to start living the life you envision for yourself!

The majority of my career was practiced in a community mental health setting which which provided excellent training in serving vulnerable populations. Working in community mental health has demanded that I became proficient in various evidence based treatment modalities(i.e cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, seeking safety, EMDR, mindfulness training, motivational interviewing ect) and treat a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence and severe and persistent mental illnesses. .

I am also a firm believer in client centered care meaning that treatment is driven by client needs rather than a more directive and therapist focused approach. I emphasize identifying and promoting the use of an individual's strengths while providing tools to overcome and resolve obstacles to growth.

I have extensive training in suicide prevention using cognitive behavioral therapy and the CALM technique therefore am comfortable working with vulnerable populations . I also specialize in treating traumas.

I look forward to working with you in your path to individual and emotional growth

Professional experience

28yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

UT LCSW 266258-3501


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Gramer-Smithe. 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.

So far she really listens bc I talk a lot. But she makes some interesting observations that I have never thought about. It gives me things to think about the following week

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary is very understanding and clearly knows exactly what she's doing. She's very responsive and always gives me heads up for any changes or resources she sends my way. Would highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary was kind and patient, she taught me coping skills that helped with my anxiety tremendously and I am so grateful.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, intimacy-related issues, and grief

I found Mary easy to talk to and thats something that doesnt come easy usually. I dont like people usually and she i found to just be easy to talk to.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary has been pleasant and informative. I was impressed with her ability to listen and communicate in the short time we had together.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Mary was a great listener and empathetic. I felt safe and validated in being able to sharing my feelings and life events.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem