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Sara Schmitz, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor




2003:  B.A. Communication Science
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

2009:  M.Ed. School Counseling 
University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
2017:  Certification in Play Therapy
Mid-America Nazarene University





  • Children, Adolescents, & Families

  • Play Therapy

  • ADHD

  • Trauma, Abuse, Neglect

  • EMDR

  • Behavior Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Substance Use

  • Grief & Loss

My Approach To Therapy


While we may not always have a choice about our life's circumstances, I believe we have a choice in how we respond to these circumstances.  I also am of the mindset that clients know themselves and their families better than anyone; and so, as a therapist, I am here to help guide you on your journey toward accomplishing your goals.  I come from a strong client centered approach, which means that you are an active participant and have a voice in your treatment.  I am a certified play therapist and believe that children communicate, grow, and heal through play.  I also have participated in training on trauma focused art therapy in order to provide a creative outlet for all of my clients.  EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are integrated in my work to help my clients process trauma in a safe space. 

Yellow Narcissus
Yellow Narcissus
Sara Schmitz, M.Ed., LPC - Understanding Minds Psychological Services, St. Louis, Missouri
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