Meet Salley Schmid
I am a Kansas native, having been transplanted to Texas from Colorado. I am pretty sure I was supposed to be born in Colorado, but my parents forgot to move there.
For many years now, I gladly call Waco, Texas my home and love this community and the people I have come to know and call my friends. I consider it a privilege to own and operate a business in such an entrepreneurially focused community. My passion is helping people love the life they live regardless of the challenges life has thrown at them. I am the proud mother of Hailey and Jordan who are college age twins. They keep my heart very full. I am blessed with a very supportive husband, Chris. We married in 2009. I also enjoy time with his son, who is the same age as my twin daughters. So yes, I have virtual triplets. My favorite times in life are with my family, especially when all 5 of us can be together.
"I understand and respect the important role personal values and spirituality play in change, growth and goal setting."
I earned a Master of Science in Family Therapy from a private Christian University in Wichita Kansas, Friends University in 1996. I have worked in a counseling and administrative capacity since that time in a variety of settings including private practice. I have worked in the field of mental health and human services since 1985. I identify as a liberal Christian, refusing to perpetuate the messages of shame that unfortunately often come with religion. I value the role spirituality plays in self-evaluation, change, growth, healing, relationships and success. I practice a family systems theory and emotion focused approach to healing relational wounds and mental health recovery work. All of my work is heavily infused with the research and work of Dr. Brene` Brown, author of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong among other works. When it is the right fit for a client, I incorporate art, creative and visual processes into counseling. I am trained in Family systems theories, Adlerian theory, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I incorporate relaxation and encourage yoga and massage for many of my clients when that is a fit for their needs. I am so enthusiastic about the mental health benefits of yoga and massage.
I work with individuals, couples, families (blended, adoptive, multigenerational, adult siblings, adult child and parent relationships) to navigate relational difficulties to a place of healing. My passion is trauma healing processes. I work extensively with survivors of interpersonal trauma, especially adult survivors of childhood trauma, adults surviving toxic relationships and dissociative identity disorder among other manifestations of trauma survival. I have some experience and an interest in helping people struggling with disordered eating. I love to help couples with relationship trauma such as infidelity or individual past trauma that is interfering with the current relationship.
Come explore your strengths and learn to harness the success that already lies within you for visible, life and relationship change. Discover the hindrances present in your life and plan to overcome them to achieve your best.
"One of my greatest honors has been to help people emerge strong and successful on the other side of a difficult life experience or transition"
My ideal client match is best described as a person over coming trauma, handling difficult relationship situations (such as infidelity), going through a difficult life transition, or desiring to reclaim a sense of self. Additionally, I love working with people who desire: personal change, empowerment, success, joy and fulfillment in life and people who are willing to take risks to live out loud and whole heartedly.
My credentisla nd training include but are not limited to the following: I am a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and am Certified in the Daring Greatly™ and Rising Strong™ material through the Daring Way™, I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
If you desire to emerge strong and successful and live an unchained life, I would love to support you.
I look forward to meeting you should you decide to seek support for your success through training or counseling with me.
Salley Schmid, MS Family Therapy, LMFT, CDWF, and EFT and EMDR trained
An Interview with Salley
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