Kristen Schmidt-Shay, MSW, LICSW

Clinic-Based Therapy Services

I enjoy working with a wide range of people and situations. Some areas I am especially interested in include working with trauma and personality disorders using EMDR therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also use Cognitive Behavioral Strategies in my work in helping clients reach their personal goals related to anxiety, depression and other mood and behavioral disorders. In my free time, I enjoy Yoga, reading, and drinking coffee!

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Individual DBT Therapy for Adults and Adolescents
  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • EMDR



  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Mental Health Professional


  • Master’s of Social Work (MSW) - College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) - University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • DBT certification with the State of Minnesota
  • Intensive Training in EMDR
  • Post-training supervision for EMDR
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