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About Us/Privacy

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

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 GoSmartLife 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

GoSmartLife.com 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 abe@abekass.com.

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 

Privacy Policy

This site is published by: Wisdom Scientific, DBA GoSmartLife.

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.GoSmartLife.com (the “Site”).

Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We Collect Device Information Using The Following Technologies

“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. 

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

Communicate with you; Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

We Do Not Share Your Personal Information

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties.

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

We Do Not Track You

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. 

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

European Resident

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data Retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. 

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy. 

Our Services

GoSmartLife.com offers general relationship advice and does not provide specific advice for an individual's unique situation. One-on-one consultations with appropriate experts are encouraged for specific personal advice and / or treatment.

GoSmartLife.com and its writers, experts, and other contributors do not provide personal health or medical advice. If you are having a medical emergency you should contact your local emergency services.