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Allison Schmitz

Practicum Student

Supervised By
Dr. Carrie Davidson, Licensed Psychologist, LMSW
Credentials
  • Practicum Student
Practice Locations
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Couples
Areas of Focus
  • Coping with divorce, blended families
  • Domestic violence recovery
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Guilt and shame
  • Identity and self-image
  • Women's issues, young women
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication with a Religion minor, Baylor University
  • Pursuing a Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University

Philosophy

As a counselor, it is my deepest desire to see therapy lead to lives that are healthy and thriving. My role is to create a space in your life that can be trusted and safe. I believe all people have inherent value and purpose. No matter the burden or story you may walk in the door with, I want you to feel comfortable knowing that the counseling relationship is not fragile. I also believe the therapy process may look different for everyone and should be focused on who you were uniquely created to be.

During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Allison developed a foundational understanding of crisis counseling, adolescent development, group and family counseling, and multicultural counseling while placing an emphasis on the integration of theology and psychology. Since she was first able, she has spent time volunteering and working in youth ministries across central Texas, concentrating on relating to young women and their families in all stages of life. She has also walked young women through relationships, identity, addiction, and trauma recovery as a mentor.

In her free time, Allison enjoys listening to acoustic covers of songs, finding new gluten-free recipes, and movie nights with her husband. She also enjoys reading fiction novels with a cup of hot tea, dabbling in photography or talking on the phone with the many members of her blended family.

Additional areas of focus:
Boundaries
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Domestic violence recovery
Eating disorders/body image
Faith and spirituality
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
Marriage, couples
Relationship issues
Women's issues, young women

Allison sees clients at community partner locations as part of our PACT program. For more information about our PACT Program and community partners, please click HERE.

Certifications

  • Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator