Kate Smaller, Ph.D.

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  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • 15 Ionia SW, Suite 520, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
  • Phone: 312-771-9826
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  • Session Fees: We strongly encourage anyone with financial concerns to reach out. While we are out-of-network providers, we have worked hard to create a model that makes therapy affordable and accessible without having to rely on insurance.
  • www.forwardedgeservices.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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Searching for the right therapist can feel overwhelming. There is a lot of information to sift through, so I will try to keep this simple :) There are two major things that separate me and my team from the others:
1. Our Approach: Someone on our team of compassionate, experienced therapists will help you become mentally and emotionally stronger at your CORE. With this focus, any symptom you are having (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc.) will be alleviated and change will be more permanent. 
 2. Our Model: We provide affordable therapy for as long as you need.
To get the most out of therapy, it cannot be rushed. You need to be able to lean into this process without the added stress of draining your bank account. We have a unique, creative model that will give you that space. Contact me to learn more!

One of our favorite quotes that we live by is: "We will either find a way, or we will make one" ~ Hannibal.
If you are considering therapy for any reason, you probably want something to change. We are experts in making that a reality. This is a big step for you, and we look forward to helping you feel like it was a really good one :) 
Dr. Kate Smaller
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from ICSW (Chicago) 
  • Masters in Social Work from Loyola University (Chicago)
  • Masters in Education from DePaul University (Chicago) 
  • B.A. in Psychology and Feminist,  Gender & Sexuality Studies from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) 
  • Clinical experience in working with homeless women (Chicago)  
  • Clinical experience in working with at-risk, gang-involved youth in the school environment (Chicago)
  • Specialized training and clinical experience in working with survivors of sexual assault (Chicago) 
  • Independent private practice from 2011-2019
  • Established Forward Edge Services (FES) in 2019 
  • Expanded FES to Grand Rapids in 2021


Dr. Kate Smaller Reaches

Grand Rapids MI