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Erin Schmertz

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No matter the circumstances, the facts remain the same: our bodies are designed to keep us safe and reduce discomfort. Issues arise when we are no longer needing to seek safety yet unknowingly maintain these unhelpful patterns of beliefs and behaviors. Our unconscious attempts to insulate ourselves from harm turn into patterns that destroy the connections to ourselves and others that we desire most.

Having worked with the most vulnerable populations from refugees to survivors of human trafficking, Erin has learned that everyone has the ability to grow and overcome their obstacles and wounds. By providing a holistic therapeutic approach, Erin strives to empower you as you gain understanding and develop new beliefs and behaviors to transform your life, reach your goals, and have the relationships you ultimately desire.

Since trauma is stored in the body, Erin utilizes attachment-based, psychodynamic modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Somatic Processing to uncover root cause and empower you to be your own agent of healing. Erin’s approach is collaborative and she will design with you an integrative plan, customized to your needs and goals.

In a world where we are inundated with endless tools, hacks and data to improve ourselves, it’s common not to know where to begin when we feel stuck. Often, the most powerful tool for transformation is a relationship. Erin’s goal is to hold hope and space for where you are and where you want to be while navigating the path together.


PTSD, Complex PTSD, Grief, Relationships, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Disease with Teens and Adults


Xavier University






$70 Individual. $105 Couples and Family.

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