Shana Schmidt

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Newton, Kansas

Shana Schmidt has over 20 years of experience working with challenging behaviors in homes and schools. As a Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor since 2005, Shana found her heart and continues to be a learner of the Skills. Shana’s life passion is relationships. Whether it be playing ‘mommy’ as a young girl, cheering a team on in high-school or encouraging other adults professionally, Shana has always felt the impact of healthy support.

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After receiving her Master’s Degree in mental health counseling in 1997, Shana worked in the foster-care system and quickly noticed how early-relationships affected a child’s success. It didn’t take long for Shana to recognize how supporting families and educators would ultimately shape how a child responds to life’s situations. Since that time in 1997 Shana has worked and gained experience as a counselor, supervisor, trainer, mental health consultant, classroom coach and administrator while she continues to learn and grow alongside those she serves. Shana’s training and coaching is full of real-life examples and relatable humor that reduces the pressure to “get it right” and allow time to grow. Whether you are a parent, provider, educator, therapist or administrator the heart of your work stems from healthy relationships. Shana has experienced deep work with parents and professionals who are exhausted by a child’s behavior and question whether they were cut out to be in that child’s life. The answer is YES. Each of us are exactly where we are meant to be at any given moment, it’s how we respond in each moment that matters.

Through personalized training and coaching opportunities you will learn how healthy relationships transform behaviors and your vital role in the process.

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  • Experience

    Shana has 20+ years of experience working with families, caregivers, and educators to create a healthy climate, leading to safe relationships in schools, families, foster care systems, and early childhood programs.

  • Specialization

    Shana specializes in early childhood, foster & adoptive families, elementary schools, and mental health programs with a focus on attachment and trauma.

  • Certification

    Shana is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Infant Mental Health Specialist IMH-E®(III).

  • Education

    Shana earned a B.S. in Psychology from Emporia State University, and a Masters of Science in Community Mental Health & Counseling from Emporia State University.