Revolon M. Schmidt is renowned as a board-certified licensed clinical professional counselor operating out of a private practice, specializing in veterans’ mental health and serving patients with trauma, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. She counsels clients in Bowie, Maryland. It is very fulfilling to help a client solve a problem or adjust to a change. Recently, she helped a client process her grief, find better ways to manage her household and improve communication with her children. Ms. Schmidt initially treated patients in individual practice in 2012, while also providing community therapeutic services to area churches and clients living in the foster system as a part of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling and Independent Psychiatric Services.
Ms. Schmidt’s journey toward counseling began with her diverse educational background. A graduate of the District of Columbia Teachers College, she obtained a Bachelor of Education in early childhood education. In the late 1980s, she pursued further professional development in business management, earning a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Maryland in 1986 and a continuing education certificate in accounting at Prince George’s Community College in 1992. Subsequently, Ms. Schmidt was advised that her background presented her with unique opportunities to support patients in a mental health setting, and considered accruing a master’s degree in counseling. In 1997, she graduated with a Master of Education in counseling education from Howard University.
From 2012 until 2015, Ms. Schmidt was active as a therapist for Urban Behavioral Associates, PA, directly serving a patient population with significant trauma history from physical and sexual abuse, incarceration and substance use disorders, in addition to coordinating care and treatment plans with other providers. Since 2015, she has been focused on her individual practice, which offers adult patients a cutting-edge range of treatment modalities, including art therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is currently completing certification and training in EMDR therapy as a part of her ongoing commitment to helping patients with trauma. Ms. Schmidt has further flourished as a volunteer with Saint John’s Baptist Church, and considers her patients’ successes in navigating their mental health and fully engaging in the world to be her greatest accomplishment.
Ms. Schmidt attributes her success to the fact that she cares about people who came through the door and she was able to make a connection. Moving forward, she wants to travel internationally, and get to know travelers abroad and see what they do. She would like to teach, give back and guide upcoming counselors. Ms. Schmidt’s self worth has increased and now she has started taking college courses, something she could not have imagined doing a year ago. Her personal motto is, “Live until you die,” and wants people to know that she is sincere and passionate about what she does.