Valerie Schmude MS, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
Valerie Schmude, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist who works with children, teens, and their families at Catalpa’s Waupaca Clinic. Valerie utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness and relaxation strategies, and art therapy to help clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, social skills, and LGBTQ issues. Valerie is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to help individuals with trauma.
Valerie received her Master of Science degree in Art Therapy, with an emphasis in Counseling, from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. Valerie is especially motivated to work with children to instill hope and confidence in them for their future and help resolve any of their past conflicts.
When not at work, Valerie spends most of her time with her family. She enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, gardening and camping during the summer months.