Andrea Schmidt

(MSW, LCSW, LAC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado and have worked with diverse populations for over 15 years. No matter the issue whether it is substance abuse, trauma, relationships, family of origin, parenting, depression, anxiety, or fear; developing clarity around reasons we behave and react as we do is vital in self-examination. When we develop awareness around problem behaviors and responses to circumstances, we begin the evaluative process of returning to right-mindedness (seeing vs. defending against). Correcting thoughts and observing our perceptions and projections allows us to do the work necessary to modify what isn't working. My approach to working with clients is relational and client focused. This means I meet you where you are while listening and guiding sessions so you feel heard and understood. My primary objective is to support you with practical solution-focused strategies as you progress toward your treatment goals.

Transformation only happens when we are willing! Asking for help demonstrates your willingness to look inside and use your strengths and resources to take responsibility for your life. Willingness allows you to consider a different way to self-examine so you create the life that you desire! One free from isolation, shame, guilt, and blame. A return to loving yourself!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW.09923487 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Andrea seems to be a student of life with real world experience. She has a plethora of tools to help with a wide range of issues and is very open to my hectic schedule. It's nice to have someone that feels like a peer and a wealth of knowledge that I can commit my thoughts to. Reliable and grounded.

Written by D.E. on Jul 11, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Andrea is dedicated, helpful understanding and makes us feel comfortable. She is knowledgeable and goes out ofher way for us with her schedule. She is wonderful!

Written by M.E. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Andrea is incredible. I am so happy I found her, she is so real and listens to everything. She has helped me so much just in the few weeks we have been working together. If you are struggling with addiction issues with your family or spouse, Andrea is your gal! She is also amazing with self image and overall mental health. My life really has changed and I look forward to working with her for a long time!

Written by I.M. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Even though I've only been working with Andrea for a few weeks, I feel like I can come to her with just about anything. She's very intuitive and non-judgmental. I always leave our sessions feeling a little more positive!

Written by N.U. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Andrea is great. Fantastic sounding board for my thoughts and asks questions that help me dive further into my issues at hand.