Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC


Shirley Jean Schmidt is a Licensed Professional Counselor near Portland, Oregon. She was trained in EMDR in 1995. She’s a former EMDRIA-Approved Consultant. She began integrating EMDR with ego state therapy in the late 90s – inspiring her to develop a complimentary model, the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) that’s especially focused on treating attachment-wounded adults. She’s trained hundreds of therapists in the DNMS over the last 20 years. She’s published books, articles, and webinars about integrating EMDR with ego state therapy. Her latest book is Ego State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Attachment-Wounded Adults for EMDR.