Mr. Mark Smith, MSW, RSW
We all just want to be happy with our lives and have satisfying relationships, but sometimes we struggle or hit rough patches. We experience depression or anxiety, or our relationship goes off course. I see the therapy room as a place to explore what gets you stuck and a safe place to find a way out
- t: (604) 720-5889
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Mr. Mark Smith Practice Specialty
- Addictions or Substance Abuse
- Anxiety or Fears
- Child or Adolescent Issues
- Life Coaching
- Loss or Grief
- Relationship Issues
- Sex Therapy
- Age Specialty: Adolescents, Adults, Elders
- Session Format: Individual, Couple, Family
- Treatment Approach: Family Systems
- Name: Mr. Mark Smith, MSW, RSW
- Therapist Type: Therapist
- Gender: Male
- Fees: Counselling and Therapy $100-$130, Divorce Coaching and Parenting Coordinator fees are at a different rate.
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
- Company: Mark Smith Counselling, Divorce Coaching and Parenting Coordination
- License #: RSW Reg. #03239
- License State: British Columbia
- Years in Practice: 25+
- Education: Master of Social Work 1988 specializing in Family Systems Therapy
Trained as a Collaborative Divorce professional in 2002
Trained as a Parenting Coordinator in 2007
My approach is non-judgemental and mostly non-directive. It's an opportunity to create space and to begin to explore and understand more clearly how you get stuck emotionally and for you to find a different way of approaching life and relationships.
- #501 - 1587 W. 8th Ave.
- Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1T5
- 5811 Cooney Rd.
- Suite #305 South Tower
- Richmond, British Columbia V6X 3M1
Hours of work
Mon 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 5:30pm 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday daytime and every second Monday I am in West Vancouver at Alyson Jones and Associates, 113 - 2419 Bellevue Avenue, phone (604) 926-6665
My Vancouver office is one block West of Granville and one block North of Broadway. An easy location if you're driving or bussing.
My Richmond office is one block East of No. 3 Rd. and one block North of Westminster Hwy.
West Vancouver office
Mr. Mark Smith Practice Description
Ive been working with families for over 30 years. I see a lot of individuals looking to work on their own personal issues. This can present as many different symptoms: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger, eating disorders, substance use issues, sexual problems, internet addictions. Many of these people have issues related to their family of origin.
I also see many couples whose relationship has gone off course. They have lost that spark or the emotional connection they once shared. This may present itself as conflict in the marriage/relationship, communication problems, no sex, wondering about divorce or just generally struggling.
I also see parents who are struggling with parenting or the behaviour of their children. They want to get out of the conflict or simply be less concerned, but are having difficulty seeing things differently, having hope or just getting things back on track. They have lost the connection they once had with their child or children.
I also have devoted a certain amount of my practice to divorce related issues. As a Divorce Coach I may work within a collaborative model or with those in litigation. Either way this means working on parenting plans, helping to resolve issues related to "emotionally uncoupling" as well as emotional issues that get in the way of the legal decisions to be made. It also includes those who simply need emotional support as they negotiate the turbulent waters of divorce.
As a Parenting Coordinator I provide services to high conflict parents who can't resolve issues on their own and who need an objective third party who also has the authority to make decisions when they can't reach consensus. These decisions are then binding on both parties.