I am originally from Maryland but have been in North Carolina for several years now. I moved here with my family in 2007. I have worked for Carolina Parenting Solutions, PLLC since 2008. I am truly honored to be a part of this team of highly skilled clinicians and am absolutely passionate about the quality work that our practice provides. I have years of experience and extensive training encompassing a broad spectrum of infant and child mental health disorders. I specialize in sensory processing disorder and various behavioral issues.
I am the very proud mother of two beautiful little girls who continue to teach me something new every day. They have taught me about unconditional love, heartbreak, patience, and most importantly they remind me how to laugh. Parenting is an amazing journey that changes from day to day. There is no manual or book that can accurately sum it all up and flawlessly guide you through, what I believe to be, the hardest job on earth. Every child, family and environment is unique. That is why I love my job.
Through a systems approach, home-based model, I have the amazing opportunity to work with families in their homes to elicit the change they need, as individuals, for success. While I have always been drawn to this profession and loved the work, I found that once I had children of my own, my passion for it only grew. I have been on the other side of the sleepless nights, self doubt, and consuming worry. As I draw from my own experiences as a parent, the worst thing you can feel is hopeless and alone. My goal as a clinician is to be there with you every step of the way, empower you as the parent, strengthen the family dynamic, and perhaps remind you how to laugh…
Kristine Schmidt, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Child & Family Therapist
Southern Regional Director
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Master of Social Work
University of Maryland Center for Infant Study, Clinical Specialty in Child and Maternal Health
Years of Experience: 17
North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker # C005807SC
South Carolina Licensed Independent Social Worker # SW1142