I am a professionally trained and licensed counselor and therapist. I graduated with a Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision from University of West Georgia.
Research on the effectiveness of therapy consistently shows that the single most important factor for determining the effectiveness of therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. We heal, change, and grow through our relationships with others.
My approach to therapy is to educate clients and help them develop coping skills. In counseling, you are not a diagnosis, but a whole person with individual values, experiences, insights, personality, desires, needs, relationships, stressors, and other life circumstances. My style as a therapist is to be my authentic self with you and to communicate with you in my natural conversational style. I believe the more open and genuine I am, the easier it is for you to be comfortable and open with me. We will focus on how you can begin to feel better about yourself and your situation.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Career
LPC #006972 (Expires: 2018-09-30)
Dr. Schmitt is a wonderful counselor. She is reassuring and has helped me stay positive during some difficult times in the past couple years. She reminds me to make decisions based on what I believe is best for me and helps me tune out the opinions of others that don’t matter. I highly recommend her.
She was very engaged and interested in learning who I am to be better able to help me.
I think Dr. Schmidt has been very enjoyable and very good to deal with!
Dr. Schmitt is a very open and broad minded counselor that would provide insight to your specific dilemma but at the same time uphold your dignity especially when you are undergoing a time of crisis or transition. She replies in a regular and timely manner and is someone you can be totally open with. I highly recommend her services to those who are confused or in a period of uncertainty in their lives.
After working with a couple counselors that I did not connect with, Dr. S is like a breath of fresh air. She has taken the time to get to know me, and not just what I'm dealing with. At no point have I felt like she's trying to "fix" me, but instead encourages me to focus on being the best version of myself and staying positive.
Susan is definitely a life saver and has helped me with my issues.
I love Dr. S!!! She is very understanding and helpful.
Dr. Schmitt is very responsive and thorough. Thank you!
It's very nice to have someone to talk to to share what I am going through and get insight and tips on coping with issues.
I've had nothing but good vibes from Dr. Schmitt. She has helped me through a small family crisis and provided suggestions, which I've listened to and followed through on. I am glad I have someone to talk to and vent to so I don't have to drive my husband crazy with repeated problems. It is definitely worth the money. I would highly recommend her to help you with these issues. I know there will be other things I will need her for in the future. Right now I'm still actively working with Dr. Schmitt and will for a while longer until I feel my situation is on the mend. Thanks to BetterHelp as well, this is a great site for the relationship help I needed...
Dr. Schmitt has been such a blessing to me. I can honestly say that I was quite apprehensive about counseling in this capacity however after working with her, I have found myself very comfortable with this form of counsel. I look forward to her advice. Dr. Schmitt has had a profound impact in my life and I am truly grateful that BetterHelp has connected me with such a wonderful counselor.
I have not spent that much time with Dr. Schmitt so far, but I do appreciate that she cares about my situation. She very good about reaching out and its great to have someone to talk to when I'm far away from friends and family.
I have been really pleased with Dr. Schmitt. I have not sought counseling before but always felt like I needed to. I signed up with better help and chose Dr. Schmitt and feel like I could not have found a better match anywhere. I would recommend Betterhelp.com to anyone.
Wonderful counselor - kind, caring, compassionate, and very supportive.
Dr. Schmidt is a very knowledgeable professional. She allows me to open up freely and helps guide me through my issues with no judgement. Her genuine, caring nature comes through in her messages and I can tell that she really is concerned with my well-being. I really appreciate her. Thank you!
Dr. Schmitt listens very intently and provides individualized insight and feedback. She is very responsive and non judgmental. I would definitely recommend her as a counselor; not limited to but especially for busy women like myself!
Dr. S has been a huge help to me! Since the beginning, she is always very responsive to my messages, and it's obvious she reads what I've written about how I'm feeling. Her responses are never just "textbook." I've met with several therapists over the years, and Dr. S's online counseling is some of the best I've had! She provides compassion, guidance, and the voice of reason!
Dr. Schmitt has helped me work through some really tough, personal problems. She has empowered me to look at my relationships through a more sympathetic eye. I treat myself better, and don't beat myself up about every little thing, thanks to her guidance. I'm so grateful for her!
Dr. Schmitt is easy to communicate with and shows that she has read my messages with detail. She has given me useful suggestions for dealing with family and has recommended good reading material for me.
Dr. Schmitt has been a great resource for me. She is kind and provides valuable information without being pushy or preachy in any way. Her response times are short, and I feel that she really does listen and retain the information that I write to her. I feel as though she truly has an interest in how things are going, which is so important to me. I was skeptical to participate in counseling at all, and after my experience with Dr. Schmitt, I can say that I'm pleased with this experience overall.
Dr. Schmitt has been a tremendous support and help for me these past few months. She listens and offers the support and questions to get me to move deeper into what I need to do. Such a wonderful member of my team!
Dr. Schmitt is amazing! She tells you like it is without coming across as harsh. Some things I didn't want to hear, but it made me a better person for hearing them. I am so glad that BetterHelp paired me with her.
She is a wonderful counselor that is very understanding and helpful in so many ways.
Dr. Schmitt is an amazing person! Chatting with her is non-judgemental, straight-forward, and exceptionally easy. Even when discussing difficult topics, she approaches the situation with kindness and empathy. I really like her approach to counseling; asking non-intrusive yet direct questions, followed by straight-forward, honest advice.
I highly recommend this service!!! Thanks, Dr. Schmitt, for helping me make sense of my life!! You truly are gifted in what you do :-)
I think Dr. Schmitt is a knowledgeable personable counselor. She has insight and approaches problems of the client in a straight forward manner. She has helped me sort out my feelings about my daughter and the situation with her quite a bit.. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a counselor for family/relationship issues.
Dr Schmitt has been helping me through a very difficult time in my life. She made me feel comfortable right away. I feel like she really gets where I'm coming from. Her compassion and understanding really shines through, even in the online format. She's very honest, open and caring and she has a way of getting straight to the heart of the matter. Whenever I start to get lost again, she gently nudges me back on track. She's very patient with me when I'm struggling, and has helped me feel more confident in myself. She provides a judgment free environment, yet keeps me focused on my own goals. She makes sure I'm taking care of myself during this whole process and it means a lot to have someone on my side that cares only about what's best for me.
This is my second round of therapy. My first round was with a local therapist which basically wasted an hour of my work day to sit and talk. Dr Schmitt has helped keep my head clear and I am not sure I would know what to do without her. My future is definitely not clear, but she is sure an amazing women with helping me open up my eyes to what is behind me and what I need to focus on. I am thankful I came across this website and it has been a great attribute to my well being. Thank you Dr Schmitt for your fast and caring responses, I feel I can share everything with you. I also feel that you take the time to get to know me and my situations and give an honest opinion and therapy. Thanks so Much.
Dr. Schmitt has been attentive and has given me helpful advice so far, in the short time (one month) that I've been using BetterHelp. She has been timely with her responses and offered me peace of mind. I highly recommend her! Thank you, Dr. S. and BetterHelp.
In my brief time with Dr. Schmitt, I find her to be incredibly supportive and insightful. She is very responsive and checks in with me. I feel really great about talking with her and sometimes it feels like she's right with me, even though its an email. I'm grateful for my time with her.
Love Dr. Schmitt!! She provides great ideas and suggestions. She's very encouraging, motivating and supportive. I love how I can message her several times as needed and then she thoroughly replies answering and responding to all that I talk about.
Dr Schmitt was very helpful when I was going through a rough time in my marriage, and struggling with depression. Her thoughtfulness and insight really help me sort out my feeling and decide what was right for me. I would recommend her strongly as a counselor.
Dr. Schmitt is very helpful. I am really happy with her.