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Therapy for Couples

You've found an amazing person to love. Our work can help you create a shared way of communicating that provides a stable framework for your relationship. My hope is to provide gentle, straightforward guidance that helps you be more transparent and honest with your partner.



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Therapy for multiple partners, polycules, & chosen family

Navigating multiple important relationships at once can take a lot of work. Let me help you find a common framework of communication while providing you an environment where honesty and accountability can thrive.



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Groups & Gatherings

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Fat Therapist Gathering

Mondays 9:00 -10:15 PST

The Process





Continued collaboration

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assess if you feel i may be a good therapist for you

I look at our work as a collaboration between us and ask that you let me know if you would like to go in a certain direction or if you're wanting something different from our sessions.

Schedule an appointment using my website or emailing me. Before our first appointment, I will have you complete some forms online.

To start, let's talk on the phone for 15-25 minutes. You can tell me a little bit about what's bringing you to counseling and I can answer any questions you have about my services.

After we speak, please take some time to understand how the call felt for you and assess if you think I may be a good match for you.

It's super important to me that you find the right therapist. here are some questions i encourage you to ask yourself during our consultation

good questions to ask yourself

How did I feel during the consultation?

Does this feel like someone with whom I can be open about my fears, hopes and goals around therapy?

Did I feel listened and attended to during the conversation?

Do I feel that this therapist can help and support me?

Ready to schedule a consultation?

Let's talk on the phone for 15-25 minutes to see if we might work together

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Karen Smillie, MFT

CA License #MFC50948

Phone: 415-902-2039