Kaci  Schmitt

Kaci Schmitt

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS
Oregon, Washington Waitlist Online
Updated August 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Work stress
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Kaci Schmitt, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in the states of Washington and Oregon. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in her private practice.

Many of her clients tend to identify as highly sensitive, and she specializes in working with anxiety, including navigating transitions and stress. Kaci's approach to therapy is guided by her belief that a therapeutic relationship rooted in compassion, warmth, and authenticity between the therapist and client is essential to doing the transformational work that can happen in therapy. She draws from counseling theories that include person-centered therapy, mindfulness-based practices, existential theory, and narrative therapeutic techniques.

She graduated from Oregon State University in 2017 with a Master of Science in Counseling. She began her private practice in 2019, and prior to private practice she worked as a school counselor. While she has had offices in both Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon, she now offers HIPAA-secure teletherapy sessions so that clients can access therapy virtually.


Message to clients

I deeply believe in your ability to find peace, develop your intuition and wisdom to make your own choices about your life, and create new meaning and find healing from trauma, including systemic and intergenerational trauma. I am a strengths-based, humanistic, person-centered counselor. I work with clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon using a secure teletherapy platform. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and strive for inclusivity and curiosity for all people, both in my personal life and in working with clients. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, transitions, grief, indecision, school/work stress, and relationship conflicts, among other issues.

I believe that you are ultimately your greatest source of wisdom and in our work together, we can uncover what is keeping you stuck and find what you need to move forward. I believe in the power of empathy and a strong therapeutic relationship when processing pain, confusion, or heartbreak, feeling peace in the present, and finding hope for your future.

Through warmth and encouraging self-compassion and self-reflection, I see myself as a partner in your process of discovering how to live with greater peace and self-compassion. It takes courage to take the steps to find an enhanced sense of wellbeing. I would be happy to meet with you to see if I might be a good fit for you as a therapist.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • PacificSource

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $165 (55min)
  • Initial session: $180 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Self-Employed in Private Practice, Mental Health Counselor, 2019 - Present
Various School Districts, School Counselor, 2016 - 2020

Oregon State University, M.S. Counseling, 2017


Licensure

Oregon: 5770

Washington: LH61062126


Languages

English