Kelsey Hanson, MSW RSW

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I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.  I enjoy finding creative ways to help people express themselves, whether through traditional talk therapy, or using play or art to help facilitate healing. I enjoy using a client centred approach. This means you are in the drivers seat. You have the opportunity to choose what you want to talk about or not talk about. My job is to help you decide by guiding, and at times, challenging you, in a safe environment. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary in 2006 and practiced in Fort McMurray and Red Deer before graduating with my Masters of Social Work with clinical specialization in 2012.  I have training in various therapy approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Solution Focus, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).  I have experience working in a variety of settings including school based counselling, community work with disabilities, and mental health.  I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples through creative and personalized approaches. 


Kelsey Hanson Reaches

Red Deer AB