Skip to content
Crystal Schmidt, LCSW
Using evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients.

Our Team

Crystal Schmidt, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I work to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere and safe space to work through a vast array of potentially difficult and stigmatizing issues. Using evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients.

The basis of using a more eclectic therapeutic style is in my understanding that everyone is different and therapy is not a "one size fits all" practice, and I strive to be sensitive to each person's individual needs. I'm experienced in working with individuals who are active in polyamory/open/casual relationships. I also work with individuals who struggle with gender identity, abuse and trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional), PTSD, depression, anxiety, women's and men's issues, and sexual desire/intimacy/dysfunctions.

Education

MSW - Social Work, Loma Linda University

License Number and State

CA 74816

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with friends and wine tasting

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I work out.

What book have you read more than once?

The Four Agreements - it's a book with very simple concepts for living a more peaceful life.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT) - it is the organization that prompted me to obtain my certification in Sex Therapy due to their inclusivity and advocacy for people who are stigmatized for their sexuality, lifestyle, and/or gender identification.

How do you recharge?

Mindless Netflix binge-watching

Stay in touch.

Sign up to receive Octave updates and information about mental health topics.

First Name
Last Name
Email