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The Well 52: Dr. Emma Schmidt

The Well 52: Dr. Emma Schmidt



Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself...
I'm the owner of Hey Emma, a sex therapy, relationship therapy, and sex education practice with four locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana working to increase intimacy and decrease shame. After struggling with my own sexual health challenges with little to no access to help, I sought out to make sure others didn’t have to go through the same obstacles. With 45,000 clients sessions delivered and a sexual therapy certification school, I'm passionate about making sexual healthcare accessible to everyone. I've sought out nationally as a speaker on sexual health matters and have served on multiple sexual health boards. My specialty areas focus on medical sexual health challenges, sexual pain disorders, desire discrepancies, couples therapy and sexual trauma. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, am a licensed professional clinical counselor, supervisor, and an AASECT certified sex therapist, supervisor.

What is the most important thing you do for your wellness?
Every night I write down the things I am proud of that I did that day.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to others?
We're all going to die. With that knowledge, how would you change the way you are living today?

What is one quote/ mantra you live by?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again... who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” -Theodore Roosevelt-

Brag on yourself- what is something you are REALLY proud of?
I grew up with a lot of learning challenges. Like a C/D student, didn't get into colleges because of my learning challenges and had to choose a college that didn't take test scores. So, I am proud that I have a successful practice, a doctorate, a sex therapy school and creating more opportunities for people to not feel so alone. I'm proud that not only did I take a risk to keep going when people told me sex therapy wasn't a thing people needed 12 years ago when we opened. I'm proud that with our sex therapy school we are now we are able to help people across the world like the work we do in Nepal where we can provide our sex therapy school for free to help train workers who are rescuing girls from sex trafficking. I'm proud that we've had over 45,000 sessions to help those with sexual concerns. I'm proud of a lot :).

Dr. Emma will be speaking at this year's Kroger Wellness Fest! Be sure to check out more from Hey Emma and follow them on Instagram
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