Dr. Aidan Schmitt is a clinical psychologist who earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents from Eastern Michigan University. She completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship within the Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium in Washington, DC, during which she worked in school and private practice settings. Dr. Schmitt has also received clinical training in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. During internship, she worked in various school settings affording her experience navigating school wellness teams and special education programs.
Dr. Schmitt treats children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other behavioral problems. She utilizes evidence-based psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, parent management training, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Dr. Schmitt prioritizes a collaborative approach and tailors care to the needs of each individual and family. She applies current research and acknowledges diversity factors when conceptualizing cases and developing treatment plans.
Regarding specializations, Dr. Schmitt has a particular interest in treating and researching internalizing disorders (e.g., anxiety and depression). Additionally, she conducts research on social media use and addictive behavior in adolescents. Overall, Dr. Schmitt enjoys working with clients and families to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life. She is excited to be back in her home, New York City, to practice psychology.