Dr. Schmidt earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1996 from the California School of Professional Psychology.  She also earned a credential in School Psychology and School Counseling in 1998.  Dr. Schmidt received her post doctoral training at Stanford Medical Center in the Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Center focusing on substance abuse and adolescent development.  She also completed an internship at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek which focused on children and assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 


After her internship she was a staff psychologist for Kaiser at Walnut Creek and Antioch.  In Walnut Creek she continued to work with children and neuropsychological assessment.  While at Kaiser in Antioch she worked in the adult outpatient chemical dependency program. 

Dr. Schmidt continued working with children and adolescents as the District Psychologist for the Liberty Union High School District.  She conducted evaluations for identification of learning disabilities.  She also completed testing for annual and triennial Individual Education Plans and 504 Accommodation Plans. 

While working as the District Psychologist, she conducted group and individual psychotherapy. 


Dr. Schmidt earned her School Psychologist and School Counseling credential while employed as the District Psychologist.  She and her family moved to Marin County in 1999 where she opened her private practice.  Dr. Schmidt has provided neuropsychological assessment, parenting classes, individual therapy, family therapy and consultation services in her practice. 



Neuropsychological Evaluation


Learning Disability Evaluation

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Evaluation

Testing Accommodation Evaluation


School or Parent Consultation


Consultation to Teachers and Staff

Individualized Education Plan Meeting Attendance

504 Accommodation Plan Meeting Attendance

SST Meeting Attendance

Preparing Parents for IEP or 504 Meeting

Parent Consultation

Areas Assessed by Administration and Interpretation of Standardized Tests



Visual Spatial Relationships

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Language Processing

Attention and Concentration

Memory and Learning

Planning and Organization

Executive Functioning

Problem Solving

Sensory Perceptual Functioning

Emotional, Behavioral and Personality Functioning

Psychotherapy - Adolescents & Teens


 Anxiety, Academic Stress, Mood Issues, Family and Peer Relationships

Parent Consultation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Supportive, Developmentally Focused Therapy.


Parent interview to understand your concerns regarding your child and take a developmental history

Testing sessions

Written Report

An understanding of strengths and weaknesses related to testing

A diagnosis (if appropriate)

Treatment plan with recommendations

Attendance at IEP, 504 or school meeting, if necessary

Follow-up consultation with parents or child




405 Enfrente Road, Suite 220

Novato, CA 94949

Tel: 415-884-2021

Fax: 415-813-2027


Monday – Friday

By Appointment Only