She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS
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.
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
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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