Misty Schmidt is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate based in Texas (License #204672), supervised by Erica Carpenter (#202458). With a focus on helping individuals, couples, and families, Misty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice.
Education and Background:
Misty earned her BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences, with a minor in Management and Organizational Leadership, from George Fox University in Portland, OR. Building on her passion for family therapy, she pursued her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in Medical Family Therapy, at Texas Woman's University. During her studies, Misty completed a transformative internship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she honed her skills in medical family therapy, collaborating with physicians, social workers, and psychiatrists in an integrative medicine approach.
Continuing her commitment to professional growth, Misty is currently focused on her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at TWU. She has also expanded her horizons through international study at the Center for Strategic Therapy in Italy.
Professional Involvement and Volunteering:
Dedicated to making a positive impact in her community, Misty is an active volunteer for the Denton County LOSS Team (Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors). Her experience in Crisis Intervention allows her to provide essential support during challenging times. She is an esteemed member of various professional organizations, including CFHA (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association), AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), TAMFT (Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), and SAMFT (State Association of Marriage and Family Therapy). In addition, Misty holds chair and committee positions in three of these esteemed associations, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the field.
Areas of Expertise:
Misty boasts a diverse background in various areas of mental health care. Her experience includes:
Current Research Interests:
Passionate about staying at the forefront of therapy practices, Misty is deeply invested in the following research areas:
2. Family Therapy Field:
Communications between Mothers and
Daughters (specific topics)
Current Research Projects:
Misty is actively involved in several research projects exploring vital topics within the fields of family and medical therapy. Some of her current research projects include:
Misty Schmidt's dedication to her clients, her community, and her ongoing research demonstrates her commitment to providing empathetic and effective therapy services. If you're seeking support for yourself, your relationship, or your family, Misty is here to help you on your journey to emotional well-being and healing.