About

Infinity Growth Practice

A little bit more about me

Infinity Growth Practice provides psychotherapy for  for young adults. I understand that most of us go through periods of doubt; I’m here to help you find happiness through a variety of different methods. 

I specialize in individual therapy with young adults and adults for anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, parenting support, communication skills, emotional regulation, self esteem, self compassion, stress management, life transitions/adjustment, and attachment difficulties. 

My approach to therapy is client-centered and strength based, which comes from many different theory bases for psychotherapy in aiming to understand the individual needs of our clients.  I utilize a variety of approaches to meet the needs of our clients such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Based and Relaxation Training.    I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT-Level 2), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP-Level 1), Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), and Circle of Security Parenting (COSP).

 

8 Years

Direct practice experience

7 Years

Direct practice experience

About Maren Londahl-Smidt

Helping others discover their journey to happiness.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 8 years of experience. I have lived in North Carolina my entire life gaining experiences in medical settings, outpatient therapy, and community mental health. Through these experiences I have worked with many populations in various walks of life. I provide therapy services to ages 18 and up, specializing in anxiety, relationships, stress management, parenting support with a focus on attachment, and building confidence. My approach to therapy is client-centered and strengths based, which I borrow from many different perspectives with the goal of understanding your individual needs. I utilize a variety of approaches to meet your needs such as Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT),  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Relaxation Training. I hold a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Service Agency Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I chose to become a therapist because I wanted to help others find the best version of themselves through all parts of their health. Yes! I fell down and took the long, windy road that led me here. Now I get to use the skills I learned along the way to help others figure out what isn’t working for them, and how to deal with their current situation. In my free time, I enjoy riding and showing horses, dogs, running, traveling, and live music. I’m also a diehard Wolfpack fan!

Maren Londahl-Smidt

LCSW, LCAS

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FAQs

  1. Yes, I am currently accepting new clients. Therapy appointments are usually available within 1-2 weeks. To schedule an appointment you may call, email or text.

i. I am located in North Raleigh inside the offices of Carolina Performance.  Carolina Performance is located at the American Institute of Health and Fitness (AIHF).

ii. Click on this link for directions

  1. We are an “out-of-network” for all insurance plans, but we have partnered with Metaya, which allows you to easily submit insurance claims for out-of-network health insurance reimburement at no cost to Infinity Growth, A Psychotherapy Practice.  The amount reimbursed will vary depending on your specific insurance plan.

i. Clinical Intake: $215

ii. 55 minute Individual Psychotherapy Session: $200

iii. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), cash and check

Effective January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.  Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services, including psychotherapy.

-You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency services.

-Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service.  You can also ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service

-If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

-Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises 

  1. Both!  Currently I am offering telehealth and in-person appointments. I will continue to offer telehealth services after the pandemic
  1. I offer a no cost, no obligation 20 minute virtual consultation appointment to help both us determine if we would be a good “fit”.  You can this through my website by selecting “request appointment” or send a message through “contact me”.   This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have!
  1. It’s very simple! All you need is a device with a camera and internet connection. I recommend using google chrome and being connected to wifi, not cell data. Before our first appointment, I will send you the necessary forms to complete and I will send you a link to join your secure, telehealth appointment. I am happy to answer any questions you may have!
  1. All clients are required to give 24 hours notification by email, text or voice mail for cancellations, or are otherwise considered “late cancellations.” For late cancellations, clients are responsible for payment of full session fee at the clinicianʼs discretion.
  2. A fee is never charged if the clinician is unable to attend sessions (i.e. injury or illness, or practitioner time off). Clients are never held responsible to pay for a cancelled appointment when the clinician/practitioner is unavailable to meet for any reason.
  1. As Licensed Clinical Social Workers, we are bound by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics to dutifully keep all information you tell us as a client confidential unless you authorize, in writing, our release of your information to specified parties for specified reasons. There are exceptions to this, where we have a duty to report as specified by North Carolina law:
    1. Cases where a client poses an imminent threat to their own safety
    2. Cases where a client poses an imminent threat to the safety of others
    3. Cases where a minor client or client’s minor child is suspected of being neglected and/or abused by a parent, guardian, custodian, or caretaker
    4. Cases where a disabled or elder adult client or ward of a client is suspected of being abused, neglected, and/or exploited by their caretaker
  1. This practice is not a crisis services provider. This means that clients experiencing a psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral emergency need to contact one of the following:
    1. Call 911
    2. Nearest emergency department (ask for a mental health evaluation)
    3. Local Managed Care Organization (e.g. Alliance Behavioral Health Care, Cardinal Innovations)
    4. 988 is a suicide and crisis hotline. Call or text 988. Online chat www.988lifeline.org

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Infinity Growth Practice was founded by Maren Londahl-Smidt in 2021 as a psychotherapy practice for ages 18 and up, including young adults, and college students. We understand that most everyone goes through periods of doubt; we’re here to help you find happiness through a variety of different methods. Everyone processes information differently so there is no one size fits all solution. We can help with: Anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, parenting support, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional awareness, emotional regulation, self esteem/self confidence, stress management, attachment based, and life transitions.