When what you’ve tried just hasn’t helped enough…

It takes courage to know when it’s time to seek additional help for emotional and behavioral concerns.  As a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the art and science of behavior change, I’m ready to work with you towards your goals.

Together we can develop a solid plan for helping manage life’s difficulties, and/or the more serious emotional, mental, or behavioral issues you may be struggling with.  Contact me today and we’ll get going towards optimizing your overall emotional well-being, and improving relationships with the most important people in your life.  It’s time.

Welcome

As a psychologist trained in the “scientist-practitioner model”, I have found that evidence-based treatments are the most effective for helping people deal with a variety of life challenges and concerning symptoms.  I approach treatment planning with the mind of a scientist (kind of nerdy, I know!). At the same time, it’s important that you feel genuinely cared about and valued by the professional you are working with.  So I strive to listen like a good friend – with compassion and empathy.  

Research shows that the quality of the relationship between therapist and patient/client is one of the main predictors of successful outcomes in therapy.  So for you to get the most out of counseling, it’s important that we’re a good fit.  I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation so we can both get a feeling about working together. You can reach out by phone or email to get in touch, any time.

My Approach

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) are two approaches that have the most research backing up their effectiveness in treating a variety of mental health concerns.  I combine these two approaches with insight-oriented and interpersonally focused therapy techniques, and tailor the details to your individual needs and preferences.  Using research-based approaches, I’ll work collaboratively with you to figure out what will help you move towards feeling better and doing better.  

It’s okay to reach out!  I’m looking forward to connecting with you if you want to discuss options for treatment or consultation.

Click on the button below *, give me a call at 503-353-8599 to discuss your situation, or send me an email at info@drbethschmit.com. I look forward to connecting with you soon!

  *IMPORTANT NOTE:  If the practice calendar is full, sometimes I have to temporarily shut down the self-scheduler.  If that’s the case, then please email or call me and we can discuss your needs, and whether we can work together or I can make some referral suggestions.  

Areas of Focus
  • When you’re looking for a therapist, you want to work with someone who’s not only skilled and knowledgeable, but also personable.
  • Someone you can talk to who will make you feel comfortable discussing important, personal concerns.

What kinds of difficulties are you looking for help with? Take a look at the areas below, and see if these concerns match up with some of yours. Then go ahead and reach out by phone, email, or set an appointment yourself using the secure client portal (click the “Make an Appointment”*  link).

          *IMPORTANT NOTE:  If the practice calendar is full, sometimes I have to temporarily shut down the self-scheduler.  If that’s the case, then please email or call me and we can discuss your needs, and whether we can work together or I can make some referral suggestions.  

Call 503-353-8599, email info@drbethschmit.com or click below to view the schedule and make an appointment. *

I look forward to hearing from you!

  *IMPORTANT NOTE:  If the practice calendar is full, sometimes I have to temporarily shut down the self-scheduler.  If that’s the case, then please email or call me and we can discuss your needs, and whether we can work together or I can make some referral suggestions.  

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

– St. Teresa of Calcutta

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