About Us

Abe Kass, MA, RSW, RMFT, CCHT, is a registered Social Worker, registered Marriage and Family Therapist, certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and award-winning educator and writer.

These are Abe’s professional credentials:

Registered with:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, #21934

Ontario College of Social Workers, #778353

Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, #2017586

Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, #21934

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, #1726

National Organization of Forensic Social Workers

Approved Provider:

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division

Nunavut Legal Service Board

Off-site Health Services for Canadian National Defense Forces

Health Care Provider for Medavie Blue Cross, #778353

Abe has a clinical practice working with individuals, couples, and their families in his office in Thornhill, Ontario (near Toronto), Canada. As well, he works with individuals and couples around the world using the phone and Zoom.

Abe is the publisher of SmartLife self-help educational programs. Abe has authored eighteen self-help books and hundreds of self-help articles.

Abe is a graduate of Norwich University in Vermont, where he received his interdisciplinary masters degree in Social Work and Family Therapy. He also has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California where he graduated with honors. He successfully completed his internship at Jewish Family and Child Service in Toronto and the George Hull Center for Children and Families in Etobicoke.

He is a former part-time professor of psychology at the Beth Jacob Academy of Higher Learning in Toronto. He is a steady contributor to local newspapers, writing as an authority on personal and family life, and is frequently reprinted in other publications throughout North America. Occasionally, he gives public lectures.

Abe is married and has seven children. He has too many grandchildren to count!

As well, that last time he looked in his backyard pond he had four goldfish and one bullfrog (at the time of this writing).

Abe's professional standing

Don't just trust your family to anyone that says they can help you with your valued relationships. Make sure your relationship specialist has the required training and accountability to take care of you and your family. Abe has the highest level of training as a recognized relationship specialist.

Abe is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers, Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. This is "proof" of his professional competency as a couple and family therapist, social worker and clinical hypnotherapist and that he is ethically accountable to the highest standards.

Our Scientific Advisory Board

Marriage Counseling Self-help uses independent experts to review our content. Our independent experts reviewed selected articles to ensure that they meet high professional and scientific standards.

Mordechai Chemel, MSW RSW

Mordechai Chemel, MSW RSW, is a social worker at JFCS, a multi-service agency that strengthens and supports individuals, children, families, and communities by increasing safety and security, improving mental health and wellness.

Peter Dukesz, MD

Peter Dukesz, MD, is a family physician with a specialty in hypnosis. He has a busy practice in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Abe Kass, MA, RSW, RMFT

Abe Kass, MA, RSW, RMFT is is a registered Social Worker, registered Couple and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and award-winning educator and writer.

Abe has a busy family therapy practice working with individuals, couples, and their families.

Abe is passionate about self-help. He loves to see individuals happy and their families strong, harmonious, and long-lasting.

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Sarah Chana Radcliffe is a psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Canada. She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, practicing marriage, parenting, and individual counseling.

Mrs. Radcliffe is the author of the HarperCollins Publications “Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice” and “The Fear Fix,” as well as 7 books on Jewish family life and emotional well-being, including her newest release “Better Behavior Now!”

Sarah Chana is a weekly columnist and has produced numerous webinar classes on parenting, marriage, anxiety, and stress management.

Contact Couple and Family Therapist Abe Kass

If you would like to make an appointment with marriage and family therapist Abe Kass MA RSW RMFT, you can contact him at:

905.771.1087 text or phone or email [email protected]

Abe's office is located in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. This is north of Toronto, about a 40 minute drive, resting between the cities of North York and Richmond Hill.

Private appointments in person or distant appointments using the phone or Skype can be arranged.

Abe works with individuals, couples, and families throughout North America.

To learn more about Abe's marriage and family clinical therapy practice view, www.AbeKass.com.

Abe's administrative office is located at:
93 Ramblewood Lane
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 6R9