I encourage you to ask me any question about myself because successful therapy is often determined by the trust between a counsellor and a client.
Let me share briefly some of my background so that you have a better understanding about me as a counsellor:
Growing up in small town Saskatchewan helped me appreciate the community unity that still defines my desire for strong family and neighbourhood connections. Sadly, my family dealt with many losses early in my life, but with the help of a strong community, I learned much in the way of living through pain, change and loss.
I completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Saskatchewan, majoring in Sociology and Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. Before becoming a Psychologist, I worked with numerous Non-For-Profit agencies in Saskatchewan, Alberta and in West Africa. At each of these positions, I worked tirelessly with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities by integrating common needs and promoting collaboration, health and preventative strategies.
Area of profound interest to me are:
I hope this has given you some insight into me as a counsellor. I very much look forward to speaking to you .
* On-line appointment scheduling
* Appointment reminder emails
* Effective counselling sessions
* Fees may qualify for insurance coverage
Maria R. Schmid
* Free underground parking available for clients
* Daytime & evening appointments available
* Convenient central Calgary location
* Private, quiet & relaxing counselling office
It takes courage to seek help when life isn’t going smoothly and our regular methods of coping are not solving the issues we encounter. My therapeutic approach engages clients in objective, safe and supportive conversations about the isolating issues we face.
As a Calgary psychologist, I work with a wide range of clients and issues including: stress, depression, anxiety, grief counselling, anger management, separation & divorce, workplace problems, work/life balance, career changes and unemployment, marriage counselling, couples counselling, family therapy and parenting strategies.
I'm a passionate and committed to the health and wholeness of individuals, couples and families, and can integrate a Christian counselling perspective.
Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 2:30pm.