My name is Samantha Schmitt LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have five years of experience in professional counseling, and approximately three years of experience prior to providing addictions counseling and in home community support work with families. My expertise is related to the management of challenging behaviors, addictions counseling, working with individuals who have experienced who have experienced trauma, and general mental health problems.
My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, where I help others understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Additionally, I take a wholesome approach to look at one's environmental and behavioral factors that may be adjusted or adapted to in order to increase positive experiences within their lives.
Life can be so difficulty at times, but I'm here to help you see how it's still absolutely beautiful. I'm here to listen. I'm here to help guide you. I'm here to help you make the changes you want to make because I believe your life can be whatever you want it to be. We all have the power to make the changes, but sometimes we need support and guidance. It's my life's mission to provide just that.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2016042125
She is great!
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
Samantha has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. She has been so supportive and helpful and a calming force in my life. She’s taught me so many valuable skills and helped me during some very difficult times. I looked forward to our sessions and her encouraging words and will miss our conversations. She is very patient and kind and thoughtful and always responded with constructive feedback.
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Samantha has been a world of support, and she does her very best for me! Her quality in her conversations and in her suggestions for improvement have helped my own situation out tremendously, and over the year that I worked with her, I have improved to a place where I feel comfortable again. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she is phenomenal and her performance is stunning!
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management
She has a calming, understanding voice and does well with helping to calm me down when I am upset. She helps to validate feelings and gives great coping mechanisms as well as advice. Therapy sessions with her are more than just venting. You will feel like you are understand as well as getting feedback and advice on the problems you are having or problems you have with yourself.
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Samantha Schmitt is one of the most compassionate, empathetic and helpful therapists I’ve ever had. She helps me to think of the challenges I’m dealing with by offering insight into ways of thinking I didn’t realize or even thought about before. I feel seen and heard by her which isn’t something I can say about therapists I have had in the past. I am learning so much about coping mechanisms and what can cause some of the mental health challenges I have been dealing with for years but never truly understood why. I can’t say enough good things about her and would recommend her to anyone who is ready and willing to do the work.
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kind, understanding, and really actually cares about the topics I bring up in therapy.
Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue