Robin S. Smith, MS, LCMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bethesda
Did you know that the quality of the relationship you have with your therapist is strongly linked to successful therapeutic outcomes? This is why my goal is to provide every person I see with an emotionally safe space, free of judgment. You want somebody who genuinely cares, who is curious and hopeful. I encourage people to explore new ways of thinking about their experiences and different ways of expressing themselves. I aim for the people I work with to leave each session feeling more empowered, with a sense of agency, and able to learn what they're capable of doing.
What others are saying: "I feel reassured that I can bring up and share my needs and worries with [my partner]; I felt more confident in using the kinds of tools/strategies Robin gave us time to practice." - L.P. (Washington, D.C.)
I consider my work to be both a great privilege and responsibility to provide the highest quality care for the people I work with. I have significant training and experience in providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My office is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, MD.
Call or Email Robin S. Smith for a free phone consultation now - (240) 398-3365


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: LCM586 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: PREPARE/ENRICH, Inc./Certified Facilitator
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: The Gottman Institute/Bringing Baby Home Educator
  • Certificate Date: 2015


  • Relationship Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Family Conflict


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Experiential Family Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017
Robin S. Smith, MS, LCMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bethesda

Robin S. Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT