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About Me

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My Story


Crystal  M. Schmidt MA, NCC, LPC, CFRC


      Crystal Schmidt been working in the field since 2016 as a licensed professional counselor  working with diverse populations who struggle with mental health and/or addiction across a lifespan. This includes, but not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and adjustment to transitions. Crystal strives to promote my clients' personal growth by supporting, aiding and guiding the client in processing their past, identifying current patterns and creating lasting changes so they can transform into what they define as the best version of themselves. 

     As a strength based counselor, Crystal believes we all have the skills and capacity to change and grow. At times, we just need someone to guide and assist us through this transformation and difficult times. Crystal places a strong emphasis on the use of  Person-Centered and Mindfulness in counseling. Crystal believes that the relationship is what guides healing. Therefore, Crystal provides an authentic, strength-based and holistic treatment experience.

   Crystal Schmidt is the owner of Lotus Hope Counseling, LLC. She graduated from Waynesburg University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and again in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. Although her mental health field experience can be tracked back over 15 years ago, she became a Nationally Certified Counselor in 2014 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2016. Remaining educated and current in the field of counseling is important to Crystal. On January 22, 2023, she became a Certified First Responder Counselor.  She has also continued her education and working toward my drug and alcohol certification to better serve the clients that she serves in private practice.

License and Certifications

Certified First Responder Counselor 

Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

National Certified Counselor

S.M.A.R.T Recovery Facilitator Certificate

Let’s Work Together

87 East Maiden Street

Suite 32

Washington, PA 15301


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