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Valerie Umscheid, M.ACP.

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Psychologist
  • Woman
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 136 rating(s).
  • $180 - $220 per visit
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Description

I am a licensed Psychologist and have worked as a clinical supervisor for ten years.  I work with clients with diverse issues, and my goal is to promote health, hope and healing.  A collaborative approach in therapy is essential to empower people to make the necessary changes, especially when daily life becomes challenging.
I use different treatment methods depending on the problems that clients bring to counselling. In 2022, I wrote the "Toolbox for Grief and Loss," a book that assists readers with processing the painful emotions of grief.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Couples​
  • Families​
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (M.ACP.)

Education

  • Masters Degree Psychology
  • EMDR - a trauma therapy ( 20 years of experience)
  • Hypnotherapy ( 10 years of experience)
  • Marriage Counselling (Gottman method) 10 years

Professional associations

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists Association of Alberta
  • EMDR Canada
Facility Information

Best Fit Psychology

Summary

I have twenty years of experience as therapist, and have worked with a diverse range of mental health problems. I have extensive  experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, stress, trauma and relationship issues.  Each client is unique and I find the  "best fit" in therapy to help them achieve their goals. Sometimes people need new skills, help with problem solving, or processing of loss and disturbing memories. I use a variety of treatment approaches.
 Visit my website   www.bestfitpsychology.ca 
 My motto is " Hope, Healing and Health".    My goal is to help my clients feel happier.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Services & supplies

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Close to public transit
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair accessible
Google Map with the provider's location Google Map with the provider's location
11 Athabascan Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4H4

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only