My name is Alissa Schmidt and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 6 years of experience. I have masters degrees in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. I use person centered, solution focused therapy along with skills from CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness. I am also trained in the trauma intervention Progressive Counting. I have experience working with individuals struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, mood instability, negative thinking patterns/self talk and trauma histories.
My ultimate goal is to create a safe, positive space where individuals feel comfortable to express themselves and work towards their identified goals. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 011663
Alissa meets me where I am and is a great listener who notices the little things that come up for me during each session. She knows when to nudge me to discovery deeper meaning and when it feels right to go to those places. She is caring and attentive and has been a great source of encouragement and in boosting my self-esteem, giving me the confidence I need to face life's challenges.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Alissa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Sad that she’ll be leaving BetterHelp - Alissa was great! Loved her guidance and she never judges. Wish we got into more intense healing therapy like promised, but I can definitely say I feel better mentally since having her as a therapist.
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Alissa for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Alissa has been a great source of support and guidance over the time I have gotten to know her. She is thoughtful and respectful.
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Alissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Alissa is great!
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Alissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
She is amazing and the BetterHelp service is extraordinary in matching you with a therapist. This person was meant to be my therapist.
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Alissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief