Visiting Professionals

vis·it·ing pro·fes·sion·al (aka “Friend of Integrative Counsel”)


 a professional on a short-term contract with Integrative Counsel who offers a group and/or course to Integrative Counsel’s audience and, therefore, access to their specialized skillset.

The visiting professional (A.k.a Friend of Integrative Counsel) is similar to the concept of a visiting professor.

A Visiting Professor is an educator or a scholar from a college or university who teaches for a short period of time at another college or a university. Typically, a visiting professor will teach for a few months to a year on a topic that is unique and valuable to the host university. 

Integrative Counsel will be the “University” and our Visiting Professionals are the “visiting professor.”   A visiting professional at Integrative Counsel  (whether it is as a clinician, coach, or artist), will create a group and/or course that highlights their special skill-set and interests!

Our sights are set on making mental wellness as commonplace and necessary as flossing, through a variety of creative means.  We are dedicated to making mental wellness accessible and  meeting people wherever they are at in their journey. The Visiting Professional is a way for us to do this, as it gives the community access to affordable and high-quality groups and courses from experts in their fields.

Integrative Counsel, over the past number of years, has fine-tuned the process of market research and testing, developing, designing, and delivering a variety of wellness resources, best-practices SEO, social media advertising, and launches. We want to streamline these activities that normally feel daunting so you can effectively and efficiently share your message with a larger audience

If this sounds interesting to you and like you would like to further the conversation, we invite you to complete the form below.

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Our Current Visiting Professionals

Carina Schmid, Nurse, MPH, Communication Coach

I am a coach for sensitive health professionals. As a nurse, MPH, and lecturer at medical campuses, such as Columbia University, I’m familiar with how daunting it can be to stay well and human in a demanding, money-driven, and hierarchical workplace. I offer workshops on inner and compassionate communication and 1:1 coaching for resonant healing. Resonant healing untangles traumatic memories that our bodies hold onto and allows for new brain neurons to grow which will create a kinder inner voice and self-love.

What fascinates me most about resonant healing is the ability to not only become aware of my own backpack and analyze what triggers me, but to actually release what’s hurting me and gets me stuck.

I offer 1:1 coaching online and in-person in Brooklyn, New York, where I live with a marathon-running husband, my 7-year-old daughter who is one big loveball, and the fluffiest of pups Pluto (who may ask for a snuggle during in-person sessions).

You can reach me at