Hello and Welcome to Charity Smith Counseling
I provide services focusing on the needs of queer, polyamorous, non-monogamous and kinky folks and anyone who has felt unseen or unheard in traditional forms of therapy.
I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and folks have strengths, resources, and resiliencies. When life becomes overwhelming, underwhelming, or just way too much extra support goes a long way. Hence my role as a counselor is to support you in gaining insight and solutions from within!
I offer a free initial session to all those interested in building a therapeutic alliance.
The initial session’s purpose is for us to get to know one another, go over the ways I work with folks, and answer any questions you may have.
Counseling is a space for you to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe container where they can be held, seen, and validated.
By seeing, holding, and validating thoughts and feelings we can then begin the work of understanding and processing them.
The following are some examples of topics I am able to support you with:
- Non- Monogamy, Polyamory, and other forms of relating
- Kink, BDSM
- Gender Identity and sexuality
- Coming Out
- Healthy Relationships
- Opening Relationships
- Non- Violent Communication
- A wide variety of topics related to 2SLGBTQIA+ and Queer topics
- Family of origin conflict
- Addiction, substance use and recovery
If you find your topic(s) is not listed but have found something here that resonates, reach out all the same. I always offer a free initial session.
I provide counseling that is grounded in intersectional feminism, queer and systems theories. Therefore I use a variety of therapeutic interventions. The most important being trauma informed care, harm reduction, and strengths-based therapy.