About

Thank you for stopping by my website! I am happy to be able to offer individual counseling in Portland, Oregon. My name is Kaci Schmitt, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Oregon. I receive supervision from Catherine Nyhan, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University with a Master of Science in Counseling and have worked with children, teenagers, and adults in teaching and counseling capacities.

Each therapist’s experience of what brought them to the field is different. I always knew that I wanted to work with people, and I found that I loved working with teenagers when I initially became a teacher in my early 20s. I was especially passionate about working with LGBTQ+ youth, as I was student teaching in a high school in the South (where I grew up and lived for the first 25 years of my life!) and found that many of my students at that time did not feel that they had a safe space at school. In 2014, I decided to pursue my dream to become a school counselor, and I have been working full time as a school counselor since 2016. As life is constantly teaching us and showing us new possibilities to pursue, I learned that I am equally passionate about working as a therapist with individuals in private practice. I deeply believe that we all have an innate capacity to heal and that each person is their own best resource and source of wisdom, which we often need a little help allowing ourselves to access and trust. I respect the process it takes to discover and uncover new things about ourselves and integrate what we have learned into our lives. I view my work as a privilege to be a collaborative partner in the healing and transformation process.

My office is located at Portland Family Health in Southeast Portland at 4004 SE Woodstock Boulevard. Please feel free to call 503-777-0444 or email me at kacischmittcounseling @ gmail.com. I am happy to partner with you or refer you to other therapists to ensure you find the right fit.