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weather all seasons

Currently accepting virtual clients who live in Kansas, South Carolina, and Washington.


50 minute session using a blended approach created just for you


75 or 160 minute session using the Gottman Method

workshops and retreats

Mental health presentations, workshops, and couples retreats

about the founder

Hi there! I'm Elise Smithmier, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS, a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA who specializes in working with couples and individuals.

Having completed the Level III Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I focus on helping couples create healthy relationships using proven methods. 


With individuals, I help you figure out what you want and how to get it using a unique blend of interventions crafted specifically for you.

Elise Smithmier, Pinewood Therapy, Couples Counselor

couples retreat

Life is overwhelmingly stressful. It can feel impossible to find the time and energy to work on ourselves and our relationships.


Pinewood's couples retreat is here to give you and your relationship the room to grow.


No distractions, no stressors, no arguing over what you're going to have for dinner. Everything is planned for you.

Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.

Glennon Doyle Melton

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