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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Compassion fatigue
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LMFT #12959 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Extremely helpful and supportive
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.
Fantastic counsellor. Really takes time to thoughtfully understand all facets of the root of your problems.
The man is a legend.
We have only had one session after I switched counselors and I felt heard and supported and we will see thanks
Dr. Smoot is great! He jumps right in to help with relevant work, reading, theories, etc.
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.
Dr. Smoot is a judge free zone. He listens and remembers and has great stories to share.
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.
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!
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.