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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.

Lynn Winn



Lynn Winn received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland—European Division in 1991 and her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Colorado Christian University in 1992. She has been a licensed professional counselor for 20 years.  She began her private practice in Colorado with a focus on struggling marriages, addictions and sexual abuse.  She has been privileged over the span of those 20 years to assist Dr. Dan Allender with Recovery Weeks for women who have been sexually abused. She was also part of the Ransomed Heart women’s ministry team, speaking at Captivating Retreats from 2001 through January of 2005.

Now licensed and living in Virginia, the focus of her clinical practice is supervision of counselors needing supervision hours for licensure, and consulting with licensed practitioners or others in leadership roles, assisting them in meeting their own therapeutic and professional goals.

Lynn is married, the mother of two children, and ‘Nana’ to three winsome grandchildren. She loves words, books or story in any form. C.S. Lewis, Frederick  Buechner and George MacDonald  are among her favorite writers, speaking to her about the Lover of her soul. Her passion in work, ministry and relationship is to "recapture the hearts of God’s people for Himself" (Ezeziel 14: 5).