Toni Schmeider, Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Rhode Island

Toni Schmeider

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I have my MS, LCDP, CCJP, CATP, CGSC and also Recovery Coach Certified when the individual needs. I have 17 years of training in the criminal justice, substance abuse and mental health field.

I am well rounded on the particulars of Rhode Island District Court System.  I am particularly concerned with the substance abuse related issues, impact of loss and trauma as well as improving interventions to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.  

My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and providing ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Services can include individual, family, & group therapy.

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention.  I continue to seek ongoing updates to my skills and knowledge base. 

I have invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health and substance abuse.

I work with pre-teens, teens, adults, and families; I believe that it may help benefit them to have a safe space for them to process their thoughts and emotions. I believe, the purpose of therapy, is help set people free of what is truly weighing them down.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”. Maya Angelou

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Biracial
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

License #
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Rhode Island
Board Certification(s)
Professional Certification(s)
Evergreen Certifications
Evergreen Certifications
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Columbia southern university