Emily Schmitt, BSW

UVIC Practicum student





If you are looking for a warm, non-judgmental listener to assist you with life’s challenges, I am here to take that journey with you.


We will collaborate to find your own unique path towards your goals. Whether we are working through mental and emotional burdens, addressing communication problems with someone important to you, or processing complicated life circumstances from the past, I believe we can find a strategy to suit your needs. I use both person-centred and somatic therapies to manage the wellbeing of mind, heart, and body.


I have experience in helping people troubled with consequences of trauma, abuse, depression, and chronic or acute stress. Having worked in the domestic violence field in Victoria, BC, for over 5 years, I have insights to share about the many practical and therapeutic resources available in our community. Outside of my counselling work, I teach trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation. I bring the practice of mindfulness to every one of my counselling sessions. 


You deserve a friendly presence to do this work with. Let’s get started on feeling better, together!


Areas of Focus:

• Symptoms of stress

• Depression and anxiety

• Relationship and communication challenges

• Moving past abuse

• Life transitions

• Self-esteem and self-care

• Building strengths and resiliency