Anita Schmidt Counseling,

Providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and families in Northfield, IL.



I am a therapist who has been an active member of the North Shore community for over 30 years. During this time I raised two wonderful children, experienced life changes, and have seen loved ones leave this world. Navigating through all life’s changes and challenges is rarely easy. Maintaining focus on goals, achieving happiness, and finding peace can be a process. Within my practice I take care to cultivate a safe, trusting environment where you can feel comfortable to share and explore new perspectives.
Years of Experience: 7+ 
Education: Masters Level Clinician, Jane Addams College of Social Work 
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
Memberships: National Alliance on Mental Illness




If you are struggling trying to find direction, grieving or facing any of the countless challenges of life, I am here to help! My approach is uniquely tailored to efficiently meet the needs of each individual. 






  • Life Transitions including marriage, children, divorce, moving, changing jobs, retirement, and empty nesting

  • Self-improvement and personal growth

  • Bereavement

  • Couples issues including conflict resolution, improving communication, intimacy and family planning

  • Parenting

  • Complex trauma and PTSD

  • Mental Illness such as Bipolar or Schizoaffective disorder

  • Family dynamics.  

  • Suicidal thoughts and self-injury

  • Anxiety disorders including OCD and Phobias

  • Depression

  • Anger Management and Behavioral problems

  • Chronic Illness

  • Substance use

Special Interests:

  • Seniors coping with Anxiety, Depression and Bereavement.
  • Parents looking to improve parenting skills.
  • Caregivers coping with anxiety, depression and burn-out.  
  • Anxiety disorders including Social Phobias, Panic and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. 
  • Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, and Support for Families Coping with Mental Illness. 
  • Families coping with substance use or mental illness

Individual, Couples or Family sessions.




Insurance Accepted:

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

United Healthcare PPO







Treatment Approach:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Transactional Analysis

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


Anita Schmidt

466 Central Avenue, Suite 50
Northfield, IL 60093
United States



Contact me

Feel free to call me 866-936-9571

or send a confidential message from this page. 

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