Insight Psychological Therapists - Jessica Nelson
Jessica Nelson, Therapist, BA, (She/Her)
Hello! I’m Jessica.
I am an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist who enjoys supporting others to navigate life’s problems and achieve their goals. I am currently working towards a Master of Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University.
I treat therapy as a collaborative process where you are positioned as the expert on your own life. I encourage you to bring your unique perspective into session and to let me know when we aren’t on the same page. My goal is to create a safe, supportive space where we can work together towards growth and healing.
More About Jessica Nelson
Life is full of difficult circumstances and unexpected challenges- sometimes we need support to get through them! Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where I will support you to discuss problems, set goals, learn skills, and work towards the life that you envision for yourself. During our work together, we will incorporate your personal strengths and celebrate your resilience and growth.
I pull from a variety of theoretical approaches to inform my practice including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. I also have training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:
What is your favourite quote?
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
What has been the most satisfying part of being a therapist?
The most satisfying part of being a therapist has been observing growth and change.
Seeing individuals uncover hidden strengths, discover alternate possibilities, and get to know themselves a little bit better has been a very meaningful experience for me.
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology – Grant Macewan University
Master of Counselling Psychology – Athabasca University (in progress)
EMDR Level One
My areas of focus:
Thrive (Child & Youth)
- Adolescent & Teen Issues
I have experience in:
- Adolescent & Teen Issues
- Adoption Issues
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
- Behavioural Issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Changes in Health
- Child & Youth Anxiety
- Child & Youth Depression
- Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
- Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
- Communication and Negotiation
- Couples Counselling
- Difficult People
- Emotional Abuse
- Emotional Regulation
- Family Issues
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Impulsivity in Children
- Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
- Marriage and Relationship Concerns
- Parenting Issues & Support
- Relationship Dependence
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Stress Management
- Workplace Stress
My treatment approaches:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy