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Peter Schmidt


Our culture and the spirit of our age tell us that the way to success in life is through looking good. To a much larger degree than we realize, we comply with that ethos. But the way toward getting to the bottom of our depressions, anxieties, addictions, loneliness, and relationship problems is then obscured by our facades. We become trapped in the “safety” of our false selves.

The way to health and freedom is through facing the true nature of ourselves and our self-deceptions. We cannot do this well without the security and love of God, shown to us by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Peter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, with over 20 years' experience. He sees adults, adolescents, couples, and families. His primary focus is treating the effects of emotional trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, he works with sexual addictions, grief and loss, and anger problems. Peter also works with The Navigators in the assessment and care of missionaries.

Peter and his wife, Margaret, have lived in Charlottesville since 1993. Margaret works part time with The Navigators, ministering to internationals. They have a daughter in college.