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Dr. Carol Schmidt, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Do you feel isolated and alone, trying to cope with the ramifications of Covid19? Are you struggling, worrying about your family, your job, and the future? Do you have feelings and thoughts that trouble you? Emotional stress has known effects on physical health, so maybe now is the time to take care of yourself and sort things out.

I am an energetic, approachable, and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with an MSW from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from USC. I have 10+ years of experience providing integrative psychological therapy, treating anxiety, depression, relationship, and family conflict, as well as grief. I utilize CBT, Psychodynamic, Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Psychotherapy improves awareness of needs, appreciation of strengths, and a deeper understanding of stressors. I look forward to helping you feel better and I feel confident that you will meet your personal therapeutic goals. We will work together as a collaborative team to improve your overall life satisfaction.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 14175


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Carol Schmidt. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Carol is always me tools..homework and ways to feel better. She's outstanding and I'm very happy to go back to her and get help with what I need.

Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Carol for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Carol is awesome! She is very friendly and makes me feel comfortable. She really listens to what I tell her. I know I have seen some improvement in myself since I first started with her. She believes in me, even when I don’t believe in myself, and she pushes me to see that for myself, and see how it is all just negative thoughts and not based on facts about who I am. She gives me real, practical ways that I can deal with my anxiety and just general I know that with her help and guidance I will be able to continue seeing improvement.

Written on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carol took me on while I was going through an extremely painful and difficult period. I’m not out of the woods yet but she has been kind and patient; both comforting and guiding. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking a good listener and a source of comfort.

Written on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes