Ernest Schmidt, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Since 1996, Ernie has dedicated his professional life to helping people work past problems for happier, more fulfilled lives. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific, a master's degree from UC Berkeley, and is a certified cognitive therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In addition to practicing at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where he provides personal counseling and teaches on the topics of self-help strategies, stress management and emotional wellness, he also has a private practice. Before this, he was employed with Santa Clara County Mental Health where he provided therapy to families and young adults who were having difficulty adjusting to adulthood. He is known for his direct and effective approach and the ability to help his clients achieve their goals without long-term counseling.