Lotus Hope Counseling, LLC.  Mission

Lotus Hope Counseling, LLC is founded and operated by a professional counselor with a clear vision to support and aid our clients in their healing journey and transformation into the best version of themselves. Life challenges can occur gradually over time or onset abruptly. Either way, there is hope.   

At Lotus Hope Counseling, I believe that a person can rise above adverse conditions no matter how murky or slimy the waters are. This is done with a therapeutic alliance between the client and the counselor, which an individualized treatment is developed to address each client's unique needs and desires. The counselor will support, aid and guide the client through processing the past, identifying present patterns and taking steps toward long lasting changes while addressing the client’s fears, challenges and worries along the way.   


Crystal  M Schmidt MA, NCC, LPC

Crystal 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, Crystal has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, She became a Nationally Certified Counselor in 2014 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2016.  


Crystal has extensive background working with diverse client populations with both mental health and substance abuse needs in a variety of community and agency settings.  Crystal has experience providing individual, couples and family counseling. She naturally works with an approach that combines both reality and person-focused therapies but also draws from CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing therapies.


License and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

National Certified Counselor

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