Dr. Edward P. Schmitt
Over 25 Years of Clinical Experience Clinical Supervisor/Director
Comments from Dr. Schmitt about his approach to helping others:
I feel privileged when I am invited into your life to share in your pain and suffering in order to try to help you understand, heal and grow from the emotional wounds and trauma you have experienced. I believe our relationship is one between two equal individuals who will work hard to help heal and understand your wounds. We will be travelers on the journey of healing together and both be changed by our time together. A good therapy experience offers opportunities to learn important things about yourself, to acquire helpful life skills, and to integrate both the past and present to achieve a much better quality of life. As an individual, I believe you have the ability to understand and implement the changes you desire; only you are ultimately responsible for deciding the direction or course your life may take.
My approach focuses on helping you understand your feelings, emotions, and motivations; those you are aware of and those you are not. Through a sequence of self-explorations, which may include an investigation of your family history, I will assist you in learning more about yourself and the external and internal factors that affect the quality of your life and relationships. It is my desire to help you improve your skills in the areas of communication, self-control, and self-understanding. You are in full control of what you want to accomplish in therapy, and your individual spiritual beliefs will be respected.
I look forward to the opportunity to help you grow and achieve your fullest potential as a human being.
Background and Education:
Edward P. Schmitt is a fully licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, with honors, from Michigan State University in 1980 and completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Central Michigan University, in 1987 and 1993 respectively. He completed his internship in the Department of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, one of the nation’s top 25 hospitals. Dr. Schmitt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Doctors of Psychology, and a member of the American and Michigan Psychological Associations as well as the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council. He has worked in many different settings over the course of his career, including several inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals and facilities, State correctional facilities, surgery department, and the Michigan Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Schmitt is a researcher who published “The Premarital Exam; A Patient Perspective”, in the Family Practice Research Journal (1990) and “Lipid Levels and Emotional Distress Among Healthy Male College Students” in the Journal of Stress Medicine“ (2000), with S. Swartz, M. Ketterer, and P. Trask. He is currently conducting research on some Psychological Correlates of Anti-Depressant Therapy in the Treatment of Depression. Dr. Schmitt has taught various psychology courses at the community college and university levels and currently serves as the Clinical Director and COO of Jenison Psychological Services, P.C. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Center for Diversity and Inclusion, (MCDI) a non-profit organization offering services and programs to communities, businesses and educational institutions in the area of diversity and inclusion.
If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (616) 457-0016, extension 0.