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Smart Health Psychology is the private practice and consulting business of clinical psychologist Marni Amsellem, Ph.D. 

Private Practice

Dr. Amsellem assists her clients in building their coping skills and resilience to face current and future challenges.  She believes that by increasing your ability to successfully cope, you will both be better able to overcome your challenges and experience fewer symptoms when doing so. 

Her primary areas of specialization include adjusting to medical diagnoses or health-related challenges, and managing anxiety and life transitions. Her approach is individualized to each client's unique needs, strengths, and experiences, yet is also firmly rooted in evidence-based principles.

Dr. Amsellem practices in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. Additionally, she maintains a HIPAA-compliant video telehealth practice (for clients  located anywhere within CT and NY). She has hospital affiliation with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Yale New Haven Health's Smilow Cancer Center and Bridgeport Hospital.


Dr. Amsellem operates a niche consulting business, which provides clinically-informed insights and content to organizations and businesses. Prior to beginning her private practice, Dr. Amsellem had worked in diverse settings including hospitals, health-focused agencies, non-profit organizations, psychology practices, and  research-focused consulting teams, always with a focus on the patient experience. ​ 

Education and Training Background

Dr. Amsellem's undergraduate degree is in Human Development from Cornell University. In 2005, she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, specialization in health psychology, from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Dr. Amsellem is currently accepting new clients.

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