Bette Schmidt, LCSW, BCD

Bette is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified diplomate in clinical social work.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her work experience includes school counseling, home-based services, neurological research at NIH, social services, court assessments, and behavior/anger management.  Bette has extensive experience in providing individual, group and family services for middle-school students with behavior issues and/or court involvement.  She enjoys working with elementary and middle-school children, especially those with high-functioning autism-spectrum diagnoses.  She has successfully helped students with school refusal issues, sleep disorders, withdrawal and other social and anxiety issues.  Bette has most recently completed certification courses in Health Coaching for guiding clients with nutrition concerns, and PTSD for easing the transition back for war veterans and their children.  She is working on a book tentatively titled Bridging the Disconnect which compiles over ten years of counseling lessons into an understanding of how social skills are formed and modified.