Business Spotlight: Finding inner peace in a world of chaos

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Therapy > Counselor employs highly personalized approach

By Gina Velasquez

Psychotherapist Aimee Schnedler has found her calling. She has lived in Los Alamos for 10 years and she recently opened her practice at the Small Business Center. She continues to build her clientele.
A licensed mental health counselor, Schnedler works with individuals, teens, seniors and couples through a wide range of issues, loss and grief, trauma and post-traumatic stress recovery, depression, anxiety, personal growth and addiction.
She also facilitates the weekly Survivors of Suicide Support group, since the death of high school student Isaac Hayden in March.
“In a comfortable and supportive environment, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients’ individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for,” she said. “If there are any issues that are out of the scope of my practice, I will be the first to let you know and help you find a therapist that is a good fit.”
Schnedler holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling. She currently is a doctoral candidate in depth psychology with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal studies.
“I feel held and supported by the gracious community and I have encountered some great people,” Schnedler said. She credits her family as a main source of support.
Originally from Memphis, Tenn., she moved to Los Alamos in 2002 when her husband’s military service ended. “I quickly discovered that Los Alamos was quite unique,” she said.
Schnedler worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for five years until she wanted to follow her heart and help people. She then went to school to pursue a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. She also received certification in grief, loss and trauma in 2012.
She navigated her clients from home until she was able to rent a space through the Small Business Center.
She calls her approach “eclectic and organic.” She incorporates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personal approach to her clients’ needs.
“I recognize that it is not easy to step into a room with someone you have never met and begin sharing the most intimate details of your life,” Schnedler said. “We all have the ability to find a place of inner peace that we can reference, even during times of chaos.”
Schnedler will have an information booth for the Fourth of July celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock, and is on the committee for suicide prevention week in September.
To make any inquiries, call 695-5188.
Her office is located at 190 Central Park Square, suite 214A.
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