Hi! I’m Charity (they/them) the founder of 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 am a registered Psychologischer Beraterin (Psychological Counselor) with the Verband Freier Psychotherapeuten, Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie und Psychologischer Berater e.V. in Berlin, Germany. As well as a registered Social Worker in the Province of Ontario, Canada. I hold a bachelor of social work degree and masters of arts, social work as a human rights profession. Every year I engage in professional development and ongoing education. This year I have attained level 1 Guided Imagery and Music Therapist Trainee.
My professional background is in clinical and community social work and human rights, with a decade of experience working in hospitals, residential homes, and community outreach. During that time, I worked with addiction treatment and recovery, supporting victims of human trafficking, and at-risk youth. These days, I’m working to improve mental health care and support services for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks, especially for anyone who has felt unrepresented or unseen in traditional mental health services.
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
I offer a free initial consultation for anyone interested in beginning a therapeutic journey with me. You can book an initial session directly with my calendar.
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.