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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
CA LMFT 12959
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Frederick for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I have been with Dr. Fred for about 18 months and I cant say enough about this man. He is caring, asks great questions, pulls from his plethora of tools and experience and is very supportive. A great balance as well by taking tough subjects and breaking them down to digestible pieces. He is a wonderful Dr, and yes, you get a Doctor when you select Dr. Fred which again speaks to his experience and knowledge. I hope he doesnt retire soon! Mahalo Nui Loa Dr. Fred!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Frederick for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Caring, compassionate and very funny! I really enjoy my time with him.
Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and career difficulties
Dr. Smoot helped me during such an hard period of my life, which I'm out now. Highly recommended. Great Dr. Smoot!
Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and trauma and abuse
Dr Smoot is an excellent Therapist with a broad array of experience and expertise. He is professional and respectful in his approach. Highly recommended.
Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes