Derek Schmidt is the Owner, Founder and Clinical Director of Reach, Inc., a therapeutic counseling agency in Denver, Colorado.  Derek holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and is licensed as an LPC in Colorado.  In addition, Derek is Certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Wilderness Emergency Medicine (WFR).  Derek has over 12 years experience as a therapist and facilitator combining his passion for wilderness, adventure, and self-exploration while assisting individuals in creating powerful, illuminating experiences.  Derek believes in the power of the “here-and-now” and utilizes the body, mind, and environment as avenues for exploration of the client’s process. 

Derek lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, son, and two golden retrievers.  Derek can often be found doing yoga, climbing, or mountaineering.



Lisa Pisciotta

Lisa Pisciotta, MA, LPC, CACIII

Lisa Pisciotta has worked in both community mental health settings including outpatient and triage, as well as school settings for the last fifteen years. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Certified Addiction Counselor Level III Certification. Lisa is also a Certified Trainer of Trainers for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program and the Life Skills program. Lisa is also certified in Positive Behavior Intervention Support program.

Lisa has worked with varied populations and issues including adult/child victims of domestic violence and adolescents/adults with mental health and substance abuse issues. Lisa currently conducts prevention and intervention trainings for several schools and school districts in Colorado related to classroom management consultation, bullying prevention, and Positive Behavior Intervention Support program. In addition, Lisa provides parents with education and mediation involving school safety and bullying issues, and conducts bullying assessments in schools to create a comprehensive school plan.

Lisa lives and plays in Denver with her husband, son, and two dogs. Lisa enjoys camping, yoga, cooking vegetarian, and playing in the snow.