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About Me

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My Story


Crystal  M. Schmidt MA, NCC, LPC, CFRC


      I have 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. I strive 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, I believe 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. I place a strong emphasis on the use of  Person-centered and mindfulness in counseling. I believe that the relationship is what guides healing. Therefore, I provide an authentic, strength-based and holistic treatment experience.

     I am the owner of Lotus Hope Counseling, LLC. I 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 I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, I 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 me. On January 22, 2023, I became a Certified First Responder Counselor.  I have also continued my education and working toward my drug and alcohol certification to better serve the clients that I see 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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