Speciality of Practice
MSW Simmons University
Reading books in pleasantly lit coffeeshops
Currently, I have no pets, though I do have an extensive history of parenting cats
I enjoy ambient electronic music, and frequently listen to Echoes and Hearts of Space on NPR. I thus delegate the task of music curation to people better informed than I am.
Jane E. Schmidt, LICSW (she/her/hers) received her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University in 2017. Since then she has worked as an outpatient psychotherapist at a clinic in the Greater Boston area. She has collaborated with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders, frequently with co-occuring substance use disorders. She has also facilitated anger management groups, deploying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients build skills to manage their reactions to anger and other emotions.
Jane views the work of psychotherapeutic healing through the lenses of Object Relations, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative. She believes that the relationships that we have with others and with ourselves, and the stories that we construct of these relationships, play a central role in shaping our mental health. She is always mindful of the impact that trauma has upon these relationships and these stories. Consequently, she is keenly aware of the importance of environment in promoting mental health and wellness, especially for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and other gender diverse humans, as well as others experiencing institutional and interpersonal marginalization and oppression. She believes that care, respect, and affirmation should not stop when one exits the therapy room, and works to help clients to curate social environments that are caring, respectful, and affirming.