Brandi Schmidt


I use an integrative approach for your theraputic journey while boundaries and ethics remain top notch in my practice.

Therapist in Bismarck, ND

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My ideal client doesn’t mind a therapist who has an occasional foul mouth with a bit of snarky humor and a love for cats all while ensuring the client is the main focus. I practice trauma informed, person centered, & solution focused with ability to branch out and select other options that best fit the client. I also seek to treat the whole person and combine addiction or mental health treatment as needed. I work with a variety of populations from all walks of life.

My Background and Approach

Trauma informed + Solution focused + Person centered are my main go-tos for therapy modalities. I also reach into existential, positive psych, occasional CBT, & psychodynamic. I don't rule out one modality over another, instead we will work collaboratively to find what works for you. I check in with clients throughout their time with me to see if what we’re doing is working. Although I specialize in dual-diagnosis, I enjoy working with a variety of concerns through a variety of populations. I am a trauma-informed yoga teacher. I incorporate yoga if client is open to it. I am trained to provide EMDR.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I serve in the National Guard and have been for 16 years and counting. I’ve been deployed 2x in my life with countless TDY assignments. I am a serial volunteer where I have had a helping hand in starting several nonprofit animal rescues. Because of this, I have a house full of cats who packed their bags and moved in when I fostered them. I also have a Manfriend who I’ve been with for about 6 years (neither of us keep track of the time together). I’m an advocate for social justice and rooting for the underdog. I practice yoga or workout on the daily (keeps me sane). I’m a big proponent of a gratitude practice. I also encourage a lifestyle that allows for a connection to the universe.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Sanford Health Plans
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice


7017510443 Email Brandi
515 1/2 E Broadway Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501

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