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Dr. Paul Schmidt

Licensed Psychologist | PhD, CSAT (Sex Addiction) CMAT (Multiple Addictions)

I am a Christian who feels gifted and called to be a psychologist. I believe that my faith and my training are very compatible, that observing professional ethics and standards are necessary to being a good witness for my Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the compassion and wisdom I have been given are gifts from God that are very therapeutic, designed to grow in me as I give them away. My clients pay for my time and my training, not to receive gifts that were given freely to me. I believe that being pro-spiritual, pro-family, and pro-health go hand in hand. My priorities are God, health, my marriage, our children/grandchildren, and then everything else: work, my extended family, my friends and church family. Fee Reductions for COVID-19: Scheduled phone sessions: $120/hour; Office visits: $150/hour; Teletherapy: $120/hour.

To serve safely during the pandemic, I am seeing clients at outdoor offices in both locations I am a warrior in a spiritual war. The fruits of the spirit I keenly appreciate: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, goodness, gentleness, self-control, acceptance, courage, wisdom, and a love of life with a sense of humor. Likewise my war is against the fruits of selfishness: sexual immorality, lust, idolizing, resentment, fighting, jealousy, envy, arrogance, greed, addictions, laziness, dishonesty, disloyalty, and taking ourselves too seriously.

I’m the author of:
Coping with Difficult People, Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980, a book on relating to people who have personality disorders, 20,000 copies sold;
The Character Assessment Scale: measures 7 deadly sins, published by the American Psychological
Association.
Sex: When is it an Addiction? Cincinnati: Forward Movement Publications, 2006: booklet for churches describing the causes, effects, and treatments for sexual addiction.