Dr. Frederick Smoot

(PhD, MDiv, LMFT)

About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #12959) with over 15 years of experience counseling/ accompanying persons through difficult parts of their life-journeys. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including Isolation. loneliness, fearfulness, anxiety, intimacy/relationship issues, parenting and career challenges, addiction, physical and emotional abuse and life transitions.

My counseling style is warm, curious and appropriately truth-telling.. I treat others with respect and consistent presence. I work to sustain and shame-free context that empowers persons to (re)claim their lies and future with dignity.

I am an accompanist, using therapeutic tools gathered from several clinical approaches. I am relational, client centered, mindful, and strategic. I believe that direction and goals for therapy are shaped together with the client. We will tailor a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Your willingness to reach out for support shows your courage and desire for a better future. I encourage you to take this step, accompanied and supported

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #12959 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 7 months

Extremely helpful and supportive

Written by D.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Smoot has been a fantastic support during a time in my life that has been filled with uncertainty and anxiety. His approach is to listen first and then provide thoughtful tools to help keep me centered as I work through my life changes.

Written by D.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

Fantastic counsellor. Really takes time to thoughtfully understand all facets of the root of your problems.

Written by K.Y. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

The man is a legend.

Written by G.. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

We have only had one session after I switched counselors and I felt heard and supported and we will see thanks

Written by S.A. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Dr. Smoot is great! He jumps right in to help with relevant work, reading, theories, etc.

Written by D.A. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smoot is a great resource to help me organize my thoughts and prepare for the future. He is kind, warm and understanding. He is a great listener and makes me feel comfortable.

Written by R.O. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Smoot is a judge free zone. He listens and remembers and has great stories to share.

Written by S.O. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Frederick is really great. He is a very good listener and always seems to know what I am dealing with. He gives me some homework to think through for the week.

Written by D.A. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Learning to embrace the present and attack the future with positivity.
Its early days but I am buying into this. Finished todays session with a spring in my step!

Written by M.I. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Smoot is very caring and insightful. He is able to pick up on patterns quickly and is very adaptive when it comes to solving issues that come up. I am very impressed with his work and grateful for his counseling.