Marina Smerling,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Marina Smerling,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MT4175
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $135 per 50 minute session for individuals, $150 per 50 minute session for couples, $190 per 75 minute session for couples

I have limited sliding scale spots available.
Free Initial Consultation


115 NE 7th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601

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My Approach to Helping

I bring a down-to-earth, compassionate approach to working with new moms, women, and couples.

I work with new moms and moms of little ones who struggle with postpartum anxiety, depression, and sheer overwhelm at the relentlessness of motherhood and the loss of self-determination and choice in their new life. I support new moms in finding compassion where they feel like a failure, voicing their needs, and finding ways to feel like “themselves” again.

I work with smart, self-aware women who struggle with anxiety, depression, and a sense of “not-enough” -ness. I support them in finding calm, center, and self-trust through big transitions, and to become their own radical ally and best friend.

I support couples who feel like strangers to each other more than friends, whose communication has gone down the tubes, and who dread the next interaction because of the amount of tension between them. I help couples in rekindling partnership, mutual trust, and empowerment in their communication.

As a mom myself, in addition to being a marriage and family therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Trainer, and former women's empowerment coach, I've supported countless women, moms, and couples in becoming better allies to themselves and each other, able to advocate for their needs and to build honest, authentic, connecting relationships. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the website link.e

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Spiritual Counselling

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