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 work with clients of all ages, identities and backgrounds. While we humans may differ greatly in personality, personal environment, and life circumstance, our minds have much in common. So no matter what your concerns are, chances are we can help! Our approach recognizes the complexity of human beings, and your therapist will gain a deep understanding of you as a whole. By helping you at your core, from the inside out, just about everything can get a lot better :)

My Background and Approach

Our team of compassionate therapists specialize in psychodynamic therapy, guiding you on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other challenges, we're here to support you every step of the way. At Forward Edge, we believe in your unique capacity for healing. We go beyond symptom relief, delving into the root causes of your struggles to facilitate lasting change. With our personalized approach, tailored specifically to your needs, we create a safe and inclusive space for you to explore and heal.

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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