Ernest Schmidt, MSW
Ernest Schmidt, MSW

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Psychotherapy, Counseling, Psychology

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

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My Approach to Helping
Are you troubled by anxiety, depression, or stress? Have you been feeling overwhelmed and unable to set things straight? When you meet with one of our therapists you will be put at ease and be taught the tools that can improve your struggle, whether it be anxiety, excessive worry, OCD, sadness, depression, or general stress. The therapy that we specialize in (cognitive behavioral) is very helpful for these problems and can work rather quickly. Therapy does not have to last years and years for good results. See our website or call us to make an appointment. We specialize in helping clients overcome anxiety problems.

Our therapists will work with you to understand your problems and find ways to make positive changes. We will coach you on skills to reduce your depression, anxiety or stress, provide tools you can use outside of our meetings, and help you find enjoyment in life. Choosing knowledgeable and active therapists can make all the difference.
We have male and female therapists available. Call us for an appointment.



Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

We primarily specialize in helping children and adults overcome anxiety, such as panic attacks, social anxiety, worry, and obsessive compulsive problems. We have specific training in the latest techniques for anxiety and the experience to help you overcome what is bothering you.


My Guiding Ethical Principles

At Palo Alto Therapy we provide therapy that is evidenced based or in other words has been proven to work. By focusing on the best possible techniques and staying up to date in our training, we can help you overcome your anxiety or depression related problems without long term therapy. We believe in providing the highest level of care for our clients and developing solid relationships as well.

Services I Provide
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
Ages I Work With
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
Languages I Speak
  • English
  • Armenian
Groups I Work With
Adults of all ages and children and teens. We focus on helping people with depression, anxiety, and or stress related concerns.
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Contact Me

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Ernest Schmidt, MSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01452

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Locations and Maps
Office 1: South Palo Alto
407 Sherman Ave, Suite C
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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Office 2: Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues