Crystal Schmidt,MA, NCC, LPC

Crystal Schmidt,MA, NCC, LPC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Health Care
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.


87 E. Maiden Street
Suite 32
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301

My Approach to Helping

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENT *** I have been working in the field since 2016 as a licensed professional counselor working with diverse populations who struggle with mental health andor 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. Therefore, I have continued my education and working toward my drug and alcohol certification to better serve the clients that I see in private practice. As of January 2023, I am a Certified First Responder Counselor.

More Info About My Practice

Lotus Hope Counseling, LLC is a mental health private practice founded and operated by a professional counselor, Crystal Schmidt, 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.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Borderline
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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