Eva Schmeisser, LMFT

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Eva

About Me

You have taken the first step to gain a healthier sense of self. This is your time and your space to focus on you. Sometimes, it is important for you to slow things down, so you have a chance to observe, reflect, and make the necessary changes needed to live a more meaningful and happier life. I am a strength-based and goal-oriented therapist and will provide perspectives based on my clinical judgment and support for you to work toward changes you would like to make in your life. I am here to support you utilizing EMDR and strengthen existing skills that you would like to see more of.

Education & Experience

I am a trained EMDR Therapist and have completed my training in the summer of 2021 with Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC at CompassionWorks. I started my certification process in February 2022 and plan to be fully certified within the year. I continue to enjoy learning more about EMDR and consulting with an EMDRIA approved consultant and trainer as well as engage in a consultation group in order to increase my ability to support clients throughout this process. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC95100) and have earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Jose State University. My experience is in working with adults, children, teenagers, and families in a variety of settings. I am experienced in working with adults to decrease symptoms and increase healthier coping strategies. I have worked in a crisis stabilization unit supporting adults who were faced with mental health and substance/alcohol abuse challenges. Additional training was completed at Uplift Family Services providing therapeutic services within an Intensive Outpatient Program for children ages 5-18 years old. Previously, I worked with younger children and their caregivers, ages 1-5 years old, in a community and clinical setting. I have worked with adults and families in a Community Counseling Center in the past who were faced with various mental health challenges and stressors. I have gained valuable experience in various school-based environments, working with Elementary, Middle, and High School aged youth, parents, and staff members. An important part of my background before becoming an LMFT was being centrally involved in a private medical office working closely with an Oncologist and Psychologist for eight years. During this time, I became very involved in end-of-life transitions with patients and their families during severe distress. This was a profound experience since I worked with patients with a terminal diagnosis as they struggled to stay alive, and I became more comfortable with the truth of death. I now can use that experience to challenge clients to live their life more fully.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA CAMFT

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Immigrants
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale

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