Kate Smaller (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Had enough? Ready to start feeling better? We got you :)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

About My Clients

We're here for clients of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. Even though we're all unique in personality, life situations, and environments, our minds share a lot in common. So, whatever you're dealing with, we're likely able to lend a hand! Our approach gets that people are complex, and your therapist will really get you as a whole person. By tackling things from the inside out, big improvements are totally on the horizon!

My Background and Approach

Our team of empathetic therapists is experts in psychodynamic therapy, leading you on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other challenge, we're with you every step of the way. At Forward Edge, we trust in your innate ability to heal. We don't just treat symptoms; we dig deep to address the root causes, fostering lasting transformation. With our personalized approach, crafted to fit your unique needs, we provide a safe, inclusive space for your exploration and healing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am passionate about social equality and justice. I have formed a team of all social workers with values rooted in outreach and service to more vulnerable groups of people. I have tried to think creatively amidst our oppressive systems to create a unique model for therapy that does not allow insurance companies or other third parties interfere with therapeutic treatment. I love being a therapist because I have the absolute honor of REALLY getting to know my fellow humans. I am super proud of the team I have created. They are huge-hearted, compassionate, intelligent, skilled therapists who mean the world to me and to their patients. The comment we get most from outsiders is "Wow, you guys are refreshingly not burned out!" Not sure what that says about the rest of the profession, but I can attest to the vibe on our team! We are in this with all our hearts. Join us :)

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 150/session


312-771-9826 Email Kate
15 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
45 Blue Star Highway
Douglas, MI 49406

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