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Jumai Usamatu

she/her
MSW, Registered Social Worker

“Hi, I’m Jumai! I have previously worked in areas around complex trauma, borderline/narcissistic personality disorder, mood disorder, relationship problems, self-esteem, and anger management. In session, I use strength-based and self-compassionate approaches to therapeutic interventions. I am passionate about serving a wide variety of populations, including children, adults, couples, families, seniors, veterans and active members of the Canadian armed forces. When you work with me, I will assist you in creating a specialized treatment plan after an initial assessment and help you move forward with approaches that fit your needs.”

Jumai focuses on trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, couple's issues and esteem issues.

Works With
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Populations
  • Adults
  • Youth
Availability
  • Monday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Saturday Morning
Location
  • Edmonton Whyte
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  • My Approach

    My practice is guided by Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), Emotional-focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy (NT). Further, I am certified in advanced "Tree of Life," which uses the narrative lens for an Afrocentric and aboriginal narrative practice. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to get support when they are ready and are energized by those looking for the opportunity to a positive change.

  • My Philosophy

    In my work, I use a client-centred, trauma-informed approach, knowing that clients are the experts of their own life. My role is to guide the client as to how they want to use the GPS of their lives. Additionally, I use an anti-oppressive lens by identifying the different intersectionalities, especially for minority individuals while supporting their healing and recovery.

  • My Why

    I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of individuals. Life's challenges can prevent individuals from living the life that they want and experiencing their optimal best. But, I am here to support you through the process and believe that everyone deserves to experience a life worth living.

Focus

  • 2SLGBTQIA+
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • BIPOC Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career or Work-related Issues
  • Children's Issues
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Couple's Issues
  • Cultural or Racial Identity
  • Death or Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family Issues
  • Family Relationships
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissist
  • Neurodiversity/Autism
  • OCD
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Assault
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Therapy Approaches

  • Anti-racist/Anti-oppressive
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Strengths Based

Specialized Experience With Allied Communities

  • BIPOC
  • Immigrant
  • Refugees

Rates + Direct Billing

Jumai’s fees are:

50-Minute Session: $220

80-Minute Session: $330

Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Jumai’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, Greenshield, Manulife, Chambers of Commerce, Claimsecure, Desjardins, First Canadian, Benev, The Co-operators and Medavie Blue Cross (including RCMP and Veteran’s Affairs).

Don’t see your insurance listed?

If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.

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