Denise VonSchmidt

(LMHC)

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 teens who have experienced a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, bullying, and relationship issues. The teen years can be challenging and difficult, but they don't need to be. I have helped many teens navigate their way through the turmoil they face in today's world.

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 out this problem on our own. Or perhaps, we just want to improve our quality of life and become more productive, more independent, or more powerful. 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 is 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 17126 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by F. . on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks

She is a good listener, as well as kind, practical, patient, and understanding. Not to mention a great communicator who aids in the description of others emotions.

Written by B.E. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd

Very kind and understanding, she working by encouraging the good in me and is very positive and helps my confidence grow

Written by O.L. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Excellent! I am having a very good experience and I feel that she truly cares about me and my wellbeing. I am so happy!

Written by L.U. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very helpful, Denise has given me some great practical advice to put perspective on things I was making a big deal of.

Written by P.A. on Mar 06, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Denise seeks to understand, provides insight as to why, and then offers practical strategies to improve your life.

Written by L.E. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Denise is fantastic! Intelligent but doesn’t over speak or over apply her knowledge. She listens and provides insight as necessary. I am extremely happy with her.