Xavier Schmitz (he/him) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
I have 16 years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals, couples, and families in Minnesota, California, and Oregon. I believe your experience in therapy will be most helpful when you connect with the right therapist for you. In our first session, we will work together to assess fit and maximize the likelihood of getting you the support and results you need.
My style is relational and collaborative, with a focus on empowering you to express the most authentic, actualized version of yourself. I believe therapy is most effective when approached holistically and will incorporate cognitive, emotional, somatic, and ecologically-based strategies to meet your goals.
I work with adults, adolescents (15+), and couples in traditional and open relationships. I have extensive experience working with transgender and LGBQ+ communities. Regardless of identity, I will partner with you to address issues of depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship concerns, gender identity, sexuality, identity development, chronic illness, environmental concerns, and life transitions. My theoretical background includes training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, family systems, nonviolent communication, gender emergence, attachment, and cultural responsiveness. I will integrate the modalities that work best for you. When not in the office, typically I am found chasing my tireless dogs and chattering child through a local park or winding down with my latest streaming obsession.I may be reached directly at 612-428-2920.