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Dr. Craig Schneider, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome and thanks for reaching out.
Better days along your Journey as an individual, or as partners, are possible.
Sharing personal stories with a stranger takes courage and I honor that. Your sharing will always remain confidential. You can discover who you are/who you are not, during this process. You can also learn abour your unique personality type and effective communication skills.
My counseling values: understanding personal/family/extended family relationships & dynamics, professional work/home life balance, active listening, non-judgmental, insight-oriented, finding meaning/purpose in life. A bit of sage humor can be counted on as well. ????
I look forward to hearing Your Voice and listening to Your Story.
Take care,
Dr. Craig M. Schneider, Ph.D., LPC
Compassionate Counseling Since 1977
PS Please be reminded that I am mandated to report any/all suspected abuse to children, adults, or other vulnerable persons.
Also, please note that using a phone app or connecting from a vehicle usually leads to technical difficulties. Google Chrome is the preferred and most reliable means to ensure continuity of care. Also, ensure any, and all, applications, e.g., Zoom, Skype, PhotoBooth, Google Hangouts or any other websites are closed; as these may interfere with the video connection.
Couples Therapy: Please indicate if you are meeting with individual therapists for any reason.
Driving: I do not provide services while one is driving.
Time zones: All appointments are scheduled for Eastern Time
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a process. Counselors are professionals who chose their vocation because they care about individuals' safety and wellbeing, are empathic listeners, continue their professional development, and want to help.
What does a counselor actually do and how can they help me?
• Counselors serve as neutral party who listen, create a safe place to dialogue, and make every effort to understand and guide without judgment.
• Counselors encourage one to learn about themselves and offer honest/challenging feedback.
• Counselors teach/suggest techniques and strategies to assist with discovering ways to approach life's challenges.
• Counselors can refer one to additional resources that may be helpful.
• Counselors provide a safe place to learn/practice social skills and enhance personal development.
What are the limitations of counseling?
• Counselors should not tell you what to do or try to direct your life. Think of the proverb: 'Give them a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, and you feed them for life.'
• Counselors guide one to learn to identify and resolve one's own challenges, rather than solving them for them.
• Some mental health challenges cannot be managed by counseling alone. So, a medication consult may be suggested.
• Benefiting from counseling does require work between counseling sessions. Complete homework, practice skills, and make efforts to try the recommendations that are offered.
• Counselors cannot be your friend after starting a therapeutic relationship. Counselors generally make every effort to get to know them better. However, ethical principles prevent the formation of relationships outside of treatment.
• Counselors trust in the therapeutic relationship resulting in reasonable outcomes.
• Counselors encourage questions, concerns, and clarifications at any time during the counseling process.

Professional experience

45yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

WI LPC 856-125

VA LPC 0701004415

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Craig Schneider. 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.

Dr. Schneider is patient and supportive. He provides a greater understanding of the issues presented and objectively renders a different perspective.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Schneider is knowledgeable, experienced and great at listening. He makes therapy fun and interesting. Sometimes he’s teaching me things and it’s so relaxed that it feels like conversation.

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He’s a great listener. He gets good advice, and I feel as though that I’m getting a breakthrough of a lot of things that I need to do for myself.

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. S is very compassionate and understanding. I highly recommend him.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He’s very attentive and respectful. He listens to my needs

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Schneider greatly helped me navigate a small patch of life with many potholes and land mines. He helped me identify triggers to my anxiety so I can see them coming from farther off and not let them knock me off course. He will give you the tools to better manage what life throws at you. I highly recommend him!

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning addictions