Insight Psychological Therapists - Jessica Nelson

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Jessica Nelson, Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC (She/Her)

I am an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist who enjoys supporting others to navigate life’s problems and achieve their goals.

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) and Gottman method couples therapy.


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


College of Alberta Psychologists


EMDR Basic Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level One

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level Two


  • English

My areas of focus:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Other Areas
  • Difficult People
  • Relationship Dependence
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
Trauma Care
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption Issues
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Changes in Health
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Gender Identity
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Religious or Spiritual Trauma
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Workplace Stress

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy