Claudia Schmidt, LPC, PMH-C

Claudia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Perinatal Mental Health specialist and has been practicing in the mental health field in a variety of contexts for over a decade. Claudia is formally trained in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, and Motivational Interviewing. She utilizes multiple treatment applications from these methodologies in practice, and emphasizes a strengths-based and client-led viewpoint.

Claudia’s background includes four years of experience working as a mental health provider at the VA Hospitals in Chicago and Madison, followed by four years providing multiple therapeutic and case management services to community members participating in comprehensive support programs in south-central Wisconsin. Since 2018, Claudia has continued to provide individual psychotherapy in a more specialized private practice setting to young adults, women and mothers with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This professional path, combined with the journey of becoming a mother herself, has provided Claudia a foundation of rich experience, perspective, and heartfelt desire to walk alongside women going through the many complicated transitions of life.

Claudia offers both in-person and telehealth therapy services on Wednesdays 8a-5p and Fridays 8a-2p. To schedule with Claudia, please visit her website or click on the link below.

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90 Minute Initial Intake Assessment – $200

60 Minute Individual Therapy Session – $150

4th Trimester “Mama’s Mental Health” Package – $600 (see website or reach out for details)

To begin therapy services, an initial mental health assessment and treatment plan is done to orient both of us to what is currently bringing you to therapy and what approach towards healing might be the best fit. We’ll walk through what life looks like for you now, how your past might have shaped this, and what you’d like to change for the future. This time together is typically where we discuss symptoms, psychosocial history, relationships, and resources. Together we’ll develop goals, establish expectations and collaborate on next steps. After the initial intake and assessment, we’ll meet for individual therapy sessions to work together on making progress towards your goals.

Fee Information

I value your privacy and freedom in receiving mental health care. Because I am not in-network with any insurance plans, all services provided are direct payment (self-pay) only. Session fees will be collected in full at the time of service via credit or debit card. A credit or debit card is required to be held on file to reserve sessions and enrollment in auto-pay is recommended. Some clients may be able to utilize medical savings accounts such as an FSA, HSA, HRA, or out of network benefits (particularly for PPO or POS plans) and can request a superbill statement to submit to insurance for reimbursement.