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

Hello there! I understand the challenge of navigating through numerous profiles to find the right therapist for you. With various therapy approaches and licensing backgrounds, it can be overwhelming.

Compatibility, including personality, plays a crucial role and may require some trial and error. However, when it comes to achieving your desired results, you should expect a clear understanding of your therapist's approach. I recognize that many profiles may seem similar, so to provide clarity about my theory and approach, I invite you to watch a brief video on my website: forwardedgeservices.com. In it, I address the question, "How do I know therapy will actually work?". If it resonates with you, I'd be delighted to connect and offer you the relief, joy, and personal freedom I describe.

I work with individuals of all ages facing various concerns because I specialize in addressing core issues, which are universal. While I operate as an out-of-network provider, I offer creative solutions to alleviate financial burdens. Whether you choose to email me or visit my website to begin the therapy process by completing a brief questionnaire, I assure you that I personally review every inquiry and will be in touch promptly!

More Info About My Practice

What's particularly exciting is that I've build a small but mighty team of therapists, who each bring unique personalities to meet your needs. They're all adept in the evidence-based approach that ignites my passion. Our collective goal is to demonstrate that starting therapy will be worth your while. Whether you opt to work with us or explore other options, keep going :) Select a therapist and take that first step. It's a decision you won't regret.

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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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