DBT with Jamie

Holistic Mental Wellness

DBT Coaching with Jamie Schmidt

DBT Coaching Services

A La Carte

Coaching Sessions


55 Minute FaceTime Coaching Session

Homework reviewed via Email

Monthly Coaching 


Four 55 Minute FaceTime 

Coaching Sessions

Access to Text Coaching

 M-F 10-7 CST

Skills videos uploaded to YouTube

Group Included

DBT Skills Classes


1 Hour Zoom Psychoeducation Class

Mindfulness Activity

Review Previous Skill

New Skill Taught & Activities

Homework Assignment 

 The DBT Coaching Process

Step 1: Schedule a Meet & Greet - Take advantage of an opportunity to connect and chat for 30 minutes.  This is a chance for both of us to do a Vibe Check on the potential relationship.  Just as with therapy, the better the fit between client/coach, the more likely you are to achieve the results you desire. 

Step 2: Initial Appointment - In the first appointment we typically spend 1.5-2 hours together. During this time my goal is to get to know not only what you want to accomplish from working together, but also who you really are, what you're about & how you approach life. 

Step 3: Values/Goals & Timeline Setting - Our second official session is spent structuring our approach. We clearly define and outline goals and then create a tentative schedule for our work together. We also cope ahead for what could be your biggest obstacles in this process.

Step 4: We Get to Work - The rest of our time together is spent implementing your plan. Each session we check in on goals and homework assignments, problem solve areas that aren't working and refine our plan around what we've learned so far.

Step 5: Achieve Your Goals - When you take what we have discussed together and implement it in your life, change happens.  Those elusive goals you have always desired are within reach. That is the beauty of coaching - being able to use the power of connection and collaboration with another human being to achieve what you have struggled to on your own.

Coaching FAQ

Why coaching?

I began my career as a therapist in 2013.  From October 2016 to August 2022, I maintained full LPC licensure with the State of Texas.  As of 8/31/22 I will no longer be a practicing counselor.   My licensure was the single biggest goal I have undertaken in my life.  It required 6 years of college, 1.5 years of supervision & thousands upon thousands of hours of my life.  AND.  Therapy is an institution of the state.  

When the pandemic began, it was clear that coaching offered the opportunity to share my skillset with more than those who reside in Texas. It's been a wild ride the past several years.   I am incredibly grateful to have been able to make this transition in my carer.  

Coaching is innately different from therapy.  It is a relationship of equals joined together with one specific goal - to help you achieve your best.  

DBT is a phenomenal approach - a design for living that can help anyone improve the relationship they have with their own emotions.  

Coaching can be a great fit for those who are looking for growth outside of the traditional medical model of therapy.  

**Coaching also allows clients more guaranteed privacy, as there is no mandated documentation or records that could be subpoenaed**

What is Transformation Coaching?

Coaching is a collaboration of two souls. Those who are looking for coaching are often looking to achieve something that they absolutely know is within their capability but for whatever reason they have been unable to make happen on their own. Our specific style of Synergy Coaching incorporates DBT skills and strategies to help you learn to identify and then change ineffective behaviors in your life. As a coach I am your equal in this journey in life. You come to the table as the expert on your personal experience. While my expertise is in my ability to see deficits and help you create a framework for approaching areas where you consistently struggle. This approach is tailored to each clients specific needs, and I apply it to clients who are coming from all sorts of places from the CEO who is super high functioning at work but struggles in relationships with family to the person with multiple mental health diagnoses whose seen a half dozen therapists and never really felt better.

My Role as your Coach

My primary role is to help you navigate this period in your life. I get to know you for who you really are. Which guess what? Happens to be one of my ninja-therapy skills that I'm really good at. We examine your values and goals together. It's my job to challenge you to think about things in a different way then you already do. Sometimes, I'll ask you to delve deeper below the surface to figure out the motivation behind an action or an unhelpful belief that is getting in your way. There will be assignments. Because change doesn't happen just from talking - change happens from doing. And guess what?! The bigger your goals, the more work you will have to put in between sessions to get them. I'll also be available to you to reach out for support, validation & cheerleading!

How is Coaching different from Psychotherapy?

Coaching differs from counseling in the type of relationship we have. In counseling, clients attend sessions with a medical provider who helps them to address mental health issues. Therapists are expected to be emotionally uninvolved and keep distance from their clients. Self disclosure is limited. In coaching we are two people who come together with the same goal - to help you achieve whatever has brought you through my door. I'm not some cold expert on a couch, instead I am your mate on this journey. I come to the relationship an expert in DBT and how to apply it for behavior change, you come as the expert in your behavior and your body.  We weave both of those pieces together to create the pathway forward. 

How I Coach

As your coach, I ask questions, encourage, advise (a huge no-no in therapy), challenge, make requests and listen for your "essence." We work together to set plans of action, and then I provide accountability for follow through. My goal is to help you be consistent with who you are in terms of your goals, your values and your vision and your outcomes. My focus is on you, what you want and how you can best get it. 
 In addition, you will learn the DBT skills so that you have a toolkit for understanding and maintaining control over your emotions.

The further I get into the coaching paradigm, the more blunt I get with my advice.  At this point, I've worked with hundreds of emotionally sensitive and neurodivergent individuals.  I know the things that are most likely to trip my people up, and we can make progress a lot quicker when we actively choose not to engage in certain areas. 

Note Regarding HIPPA & Confidentiality

In Texas, the only legally privileged communication is between legal counsel and clients. Mental health records can be subpoenaed in a variety of situations - divorce, substance use, custody, assault, abortion, CPS, etc... The coaching paradigm offers an alternative approach to mental wellness based services free of documentation.