About OUR Practice

“I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.”

– Virginia Satir

The CFC accepts CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Many of our clients with other insurance providers receive out-of-network reimbursement. Check with your insurance plan to see what your out-of-network benefits are.

At The Couple and Family Clinic, we consider our work to be both a great privilege and responsibility to provide the highest quality care for the people we work with. We have significant training and experience in providing treatment to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, MD within walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.

Robin S. Smith, LCMFT
Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

“Accept, commit, and open to change.”

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Robin is trained and experienced in taking a “systems-approach” with helping couples, families, and individuals. Simply put, a systems-approach means that he addressed challenges in your own life as well as challenges within the context of the relationships you have with a partner, family member, or another significant person in your life whom you feel close to. 

This is what MFTs do best.

Richard 'Pinny' Roth, LMSW
Licensed Master of Social Work

Richard 'Pinny' Roth

“The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.” – Adin Steinsaltz

For more than 10 years in various roles, Pinny Roth has helped individuals, couples, and families become better, healthier people and partners. He is a broad thinker and uses a holistic perspective to weave a clear picture that offers insight and increased self-awareness to his clients. He is EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) trained and assists couples and families working through distance and conflict.

 

Cancellation Policy


The usual per session rate is charged for missed appointments or for cancellations made with less than 24-hour notice. Your time has been reserved for you. Only with sufficient notice can we make that time available to someone else. If we have an emergency, we will do our best to inform you promptly so that we can reschedule your time together. Missed appointments will be charged to your credit card that is on file.

 

Inclement Weather Policy


The Couple and Family Clinic follows the inclement weather policy of MCPS schools. In the event of inclement weather, if you would like to still “meet”, we do offer phone or video sessions which are billed at the usual per session rate. You will need to confirm your same time slot for the phone or video call by 10:00 am on the same day of your scheduled appointment. Video sessions can only be conducted once we have a signed copy of the Telemental Health Agreement. Please do reach out if you would like to reschedule your appointment for another day that week. Otherwise, we will meet at your next scheduled session.