Eva Schmeisser, Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Eva Schmeisser, LMFT

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I am an experienced and goal oriented therapist who supports adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and parent coaching.

Welcome!

You have taken the first step towards gaining a healthier sense of self.

Therapy is different for everyone. You might be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Communication with your partner, family, friends may be at an all-time low. Past trauma might be getting in the way of living the life you would like to. Parenting might be really difficult.

Difficulties in maintaining healthy relationships are becoming insurmountable. There seems to be no way you can set healthy boundaries with others in your life.

What happened to your motivation to keep striving for a better life? You have lost friends, feel alone, and stuck. Alone and invisible – and full of ‘what-ifs.’

Being an adult is hard. Time doesn’t stop as we move from young adulthood into marriage, family, constant demands at home and at work.

Pressure cooker. That’s what life sometimes feels like. Is there no relief?

Thoughts. Hurtful thoughts. Frustrating thoughts. Thoughts that interfere with your relationships and how you feel about yourself.

How therapy can help you.

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 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.

Within sessions, we might dig into the past, remain in the present, or plan your next moves for the nearby future.

I am here to support you on your journey and provide information to you that you might not have looked at before. Or to strengthen and increase behaviors that you would like to see more of.

You are worth it.

We will focus on changing your thoughts to more positive, reality-based messages, such as “I am worthy,” and recognizing the difficulty and pain of different situations as well as introducing solutions, such as “I am learning to cope in healthier ways AND this is very painful.”

Being able to separate your behavior from you as a person can help you feel more hopeful and have less shame. “Some of my behaviors from my past have not been helpful, AND I have the ability to move toward healing.”

These new thoughts will influence your functioning, how you feel about yourself, and communicate with others.

Increasing your ability to change your thoughts can improve your self-esteem, change your communication patterns, and assist you in striving for an overall healthier lifestyle – if the messages are more positive about you.

Clients who have benefited from therapy have learned new ways to manage their emotions and express themselves in more productive ways. They have noticed less arguments, an increase in joyful moments, and more positive communication with others. They have noticed less triggers from the past and worked towards healing traumas. Some clients have noticed an increase in parenting strategies and connection with their children.

Clients have experienced a change in their anxiety and depressive symptoms – and learned ways to approach situations as they arise. And they are willing to use these tools to work toward their goals.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
9
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
95100
California
Board Certification(s)
LMFT #91500
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
CAMFT
Membership
EMDRIA
Membership
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
John F Kennedy University
Masters
2014