Christine Schmidt LCSWChristine is a psychotherapist and clinical consultant in private practice in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Post-graduate Center for Mental Health, a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work, and a Bachelors of Arts in political economy from Hampshire College.

Christine provides psychotherapy treatment to individuals, couples, and groups. As a licensed clinical social worker, Christine establishes collaborative relationships with clients that support their personal growth. Her approach is friendly and inquisitive. She encourages clients to examine their fears, emotional injuries and psychological blindspots.

As a psychoanalytically-informed social justice activist, she works with agencies and professional organizations to develop culturally-attuned services. She guides development of race conscious practice and helps organizations pursue racial equity goals. In her work as a mediator with the New York Peace Institute, Christine helps individuals and communities manage conflict.

Christine’s social work career began in employment advocacy for men in recovery and supportive counseling for women in non-traditional blue-collar trades. Later, as a supervisor of school social workers and public school administrator, she advocated for families of students with special needs and she supervised clinical staff from an anti-racist systems perspective. She recounts some experiences in the chapter, “Practicing White Antiracism in Public Schools” in Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing: Stories from Our Work. She contributed the chapter, “Confronting Racism: A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Community” in Progressive Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement.
She wrote about the intersection of the professional and personal in “Holding Silence”.
She wrote about the intersections of professional and political as a book review of “Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace”. She discusses racial identity development on a podcast for Therapists Uncensored.

Christine is an active member of professional organizations that offer resources about psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, clinical social work, undoing racism, and mediation.