Caroline Schmidt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who offers patients streamlined access to culturally affirmative mental health care that is integrated within the patients' medical home using a Collaborative Care Management model. Currently her services are only available through referral by Yale Internal Medicine Associates providers. Patients with depression or anxiety may engage in brief, team-based care, which includes supportive psychotherapy and medication management.
Much of Dr. Schmidt’s training and background are in Health Psychology, a field that treats mental health issues that co-occur with or impact physiological health conditions. “It’s not uncommon when people have some sort of health problem that they also need some support for their emotional needs,” says Dr. Schmidt. “When you use a team approach to incorporate the mind and body together in treatment, it’s very helpful for patients.”
As a clinician, Dr. Schmidt prides herself on offering compassionate support for people as they implement changes to recover from and prevent these distressing conditions.
In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Schmidt is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.