Dr. Ryan N. Schmidt, PhD, MBA, MSHA, NCC, LMHC-S, LPC, LPCC

Preferred Name: Ryan

EMDR Trainer

About Me

Dr. Ryan N. Schmidt serves as both an Associate Professor and Department Chairperson for the Department of Healthcare Management & Leadership at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) overseeing a Department that consists of 800+ undergraduate/graduate students and 65+ full-time and part-time faculty members. Dr. Schmidt is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) [licensed in seven states] and has most recently been considered a top 1% mental health provider when servicing active duty military, family members, and Veterans. Lt Colonel Schmidt continues to serve as a healthcare administrator in the US Air Force Reserves (Dyess AFB, TX) and has more than 28 years associated with the Department of Defense (DOD) military healthcare systems in which he was assigned to various roles in logistics/supply chain management (SCM), compliance/inspections, group practice management, healthcare acquisitions/contracting and disaster preparedness/emergency management. His research focuses on healthcare access/policy (to include mental/behavioral health), compliance/risk management, operations management, workforce development, continuous performance/process improvement, supply chain/contract/negotiations optimization and healthcare variation.

Education & Experience

PhD - Health Services Policy and Management -- University of South Carolina MA - Industrial Organizational Psychology -- Louisiana Tech University MA - Counseling and Guidance -- Louisiana Tech University MSHA - Healthcare Administration -- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


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