DBT with Jamie

Holistic Mental Wellness

DBT Coaching with Jamie Schmidt

Get to Know Me

My Mission

I strive to facilitate and empower clients to access their unique strengths and innate capacity for healing.  

As a model for a lifestyle of healing I am committed to walking in my authenticity and integrity as your coach. 

Background & Training 

I'm a Houston area native. The typical high school overachiever, I was Salutatorian of Magnolia HS 2006. I graduated from Texas A&M with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009 with an emphasis on Women & Gender Studies. In 2014, I received my M.Ed. in Counseling from University of Houston. I also completed Core Clinical Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through TIC that year. I completed my practicum and internship requirements at the DBT Center of Houston from 2013 to 2016. This intensive outpatient environment allowed me to gain clinical experience applying DBT to a varied and diverse population of clients. It also offered me the opportunity to co-facilitate, then teach thousands of hours of DBT Skills and attend hundreds of hours of DBT supervision and consultation.  

I purchased and trained on LENS neurofeedback in 2018.  While LENS services have been on hold due to the pandemic the past few years - I am excited to return to face to face offerings in 2023.  LENS is an amazing technology and neurofeedback is an often overlooked path to symptom management.

I received Reiki 1 Attunement from Jennifer Carmack in 2021.  Completed 200 hr YTT at Wild Spirit Yoga in Tomball in Fall 2022. 

I am also a distributer of Desert Biologicals homeopathic products.  If you are interested in purchasing a detox protocol please use the contact form to request. 

Approach to Practice

As a DBT Coach, I help clients let go of the past & get unstuck from patterns of thoughts and actions that keep them from having the life they dream of. I incorporate research based skills instruction (DBT) with your customized individual plan to give clients a comprehensive framework for understanding and approaching emotions.

Many of my clients have participated in various forms of therapy before, but have found they never really got the long term results they had hoped for. They often have high level of insight, but find themselves stuck in loops that perpetuate the life they already have. They are looking for something different, particularly in the relationship they want to have with the person they are working with. I find this especially true with millennials & Gen Z as we tend to be most unsatisfied with the clinical detachment of the traditional therapist/patient relationship.

The coaching approach allows me to come in as an accountability partner, while the skills provide you with a toolkit you can rely on for the rest of your lives.

I maintain a deliberately small caseload, which allows for me to be regularly available for realtime coaching for my clients. Applying the concepts of DBT outside of our time together, is where you have the ability to make the most dramatic changes to your life. Realtime coaching is added into the value of services and is useful to almost all clients.