Kate Smaller,PhD, LCSW, MEd

Kate Smaller,PhD, LCSW, MEd

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 6801097474
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Fees: I have a unique and creative model that makes therapy more affordable without having to rely solely on insurance. I strongly encourage anyone with financial concerns to reach out!
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15 Ionia SW, Suite 520
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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My Approach to Helping

Hi there :) I know it is difficult to sift through all of these profiles and try to find "the right fit" for you. There are many different approaches to therapy, and we come from different licensing backgrounds. If you find it confusing, you're not alone!

Personality is part of compatibility, and that may require some trial and error. But when it comes to helping you achieve the results you're looking for, you can and should expect to gain a solid understanding of how your therapist works. When I put myself in your shoes, I imagine a lot of these profiles blur together. And so, to give you a very clear understanding of the theory and approach I use in my work, please take a minute (or 3 minutes and 45 seconds :) to checkout the video on my website: forwardedgeservices.com. I answer the question, "How do I know therapy will actually work?" in plain language. And if it makes sense to you, I would love to hear from you and give you a chance to experience the relief, joy, and personal freedom I describe.

I work with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns. So no matter who you are or what you are struggling with, I encourage you to reach out. This is because I specialize in getting to the core of the matter, and at the core, we are all very similar. And while I am an out-of-network provider, if finances are a concern, I have creative systems in place to help ease that burden as well. Send me an email or go straight to my website, click on "begin therapy" or "Forms" at the top and fill out a brief questionnaire. That will get the process rolling! I will review every inquiry myself and be in touch!

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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