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Denise VonSchmidt, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor and psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of all ages who have experienced a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and stage of life changes.
My counseling style is sensitive, warm, and supportive. I come from a person-centered approach which involves treating my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution -focused processes. My clients enjoy the challenges presented in sessions and find the changes they make are the changes they seek; it just was not in their conscious thoughts. People usually have the answers inside them and just need help finding their way to make the changes they seek.
Seeking help is difficult, we must admit to ourselves that we cannot figure this problem out on our own. Or maybe, we just want to improve our quality of life and become more productive, more independent, or more powerful person. People seek help for many reasons. Helping people is my passion. I love to see the changes my clients make.
I believe that any good relationship is based on trust, and I promise to create a safe space for you to be heard and validated. I am described as compassionate, gentle, and kind but can also be firm when it’s needed. It is important to note that I practice unconditional regard and will never judge or shame you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise VonSchmidt. 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.

Denise is the most compassionate and caring person I’ve ever worked with in a therapy setting. She is genuine in her approaches to issues that I need help and guidance with. She has helped guide me to the solutions I desire for my life. She is very intuitively passionate about all of my issues and I have a lot! She has become my favorite person that I can tell anything to and never be judged or shamed. She is very professional yet warm and loving toward me. I trust no one more than her. She’s like my best friend and I love her for everything that she does for me. She is a God loving person and that is very important to me. If you like what you read, give her a try. You won’t be sorry!

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Denise is amazing. She has helped me tremendously. In fact, she is the first therapist I’ve ever worked with to really understand me. I trust her whole heartedly and am forever grateful for being matched with her.

Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Denise is amazing. Even though we struggle with timezone issues, whatever time I can spend with her virtually is so helpful. She’s my safe place and I absolutely love discussing things with her. Very grateful for this relationship.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She seems great, with insight, knowledge and expertise. Excellent!

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

An amazing therapist!! Legit had to stop because of money issues but honestly she’s amazing and helped me so much!

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is the greatest

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem