Mark Smaller

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD

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Mark Smaller

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D.
45 Blue Start Highway
Douglas, MI 49406
(312) 548-1276
Offers online therapy

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Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D.
PO Box 93
Douglas, MI 49406
(312) 548-1276
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About

As a psychoanalyst with 40+ years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, parents, and couples, individuals often to come see me when they have reached the limit of how families, parents, friends, teachers, and colleagues can help. People with whom I have worked have taught me how being understood and responded to regarding interpersonal concerns, conflicts, and crises, can help them move forward in their lives. Just as with chronic physical pain, no one deserves to live with chronic emotional pain. Therapy, as I practice it, is based upon a collaborative effort to alleviate such pain and move forward.
A psychoanalytic perspective involves discussion of current events, experiences, relationships in one's life, and considering the unique meaning of one's experience. Often the past is alive in the present, and personal history and maladaptive patterns are considered. The goal is to make informed decisions regarding one's life and not be ruled by past eve.
An initial 1-2 consultative sessions provides an opportunity to evaluate whether therapy or analysis is indicated, frequency of visits, and how therapy will help with current difficulties and symptoms. All decisions are based on a collaborative understanding of what might work best for a person trying to move forward in his or her life.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 48 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801089792
  • School: University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1985

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 149001735 Illinois
  • Certificate: University of Chicago / M.A.
  • Certificate Date: 1975
  • Certificate: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis / Adult and Child Psychoanalyst
  • Certificate Date: 1993

Location

Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D.
45 Blue Start Highway
Douglas, MI 49406
(312) 548-1276
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D.
PO Box 93
Douglas, MI 49406
(312) 548-1276
Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
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Mark Smaller

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD