Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Nancy Hurst This Therapist Has Published Academic Work On Theravive View Specialties

I have evening and Saturday appointment available. I look forward to meeting you!
My clients report the following effects of counselling:
* Decreasing Depression and Anxiety.
* Improving relationships.
* Developing effective ways to deal with stress.
* Decreasing negative thoughts.
* Increasing positive, hopeful thoughts.
* Grieving losses.
* Letting go of the past.
* Achieving goals.
* Developing effective ways to deal with stress.
* Decreasing negative thoughts
* Feeling more confident and able to take on challenges.
* Achieving a healthier weight and lifestyle.

I am a registered Psychologist and received my PhD in counselling psychology from the University of Alberta.    I have been working in the field of psychology since 1991 when I worked in a group therapy program at the University of Alberta Hospital.  Since leaving the hospital I have worked independently as a contract psychologist and in private practice specializing in individual and relationship counselling.  I am currently the Director of Compassionate Counselling Inc.

Life can be very hard and painful at times. My goal is to offer a compassionate safe place to help you get through difficult stages of your life, and learn different ways of "being" in the world that will create a more joyful experience.

People often come to therapy for the following reasons:

* They frequently report symptoms of depression like low energy, difficulties sleeping, unhappiness, and
a lot of negative beliefs about themselves.
 * Relationships are often in turmoil and career paths are uncertain.
  * Others just feel that something is missing in their life and want to find more focus or purpose in their

I approach counselling with genuine caring and respect the individual needs of each client. I view difficulties in life as challenges that we can learn and grow from. My approach to counselling is grounded in in my faith that people are intrinsically worthy, are able to make sound decisions, have successful relationships, and create the life they want.
I believe that people, often through a series of life events, have lost faith in themselves which tends to lead to unhappiness and conflict. I focus on peoples' strengths, as people often loose sight of their gifts.
I integrates a variety of treatment methods into therapy including cognitive behavior, humanistic, family of origin, and systems therapy. I encourage people to examine their own behavior and changes they can make to develop more loving and fulfilling relationships.
I believe we need to grieve and mourn our losses, and eventually the darkness will be lifted, and we can again see the blessings in our life. Crisis can be viewed as learning opportunities for growth, and can lead to a happier more fulfilling life.

I studied people in happy marriages for mydoctoral dissertation, and have extensive experience working with couples in the following areas:
* Restoring trust.
* Improving communication.
* Reconnecting, and enhancing the marital relationship.

I have been married for 30 years and have two children. I see clients in Edmonton and do phone consultations and online sessions with clients outside of Edmonton.
If you would like to book an appointment please call 780-482-1847 or email at The fee is $170.00 per hour, which is less than recommended by the Psychology  Association of Alberta, to make counselling more affordable to you.  It is important, when searching for a counsellor, that you consider the counsellors credentials and experience.  I am a highly qualified psychologist with extensive experience and find that many clients make considerable changes in a short period of time.

Written Works by Nancy Hurst

Happiness Does Not Come In A Gift Box

Dr. Nancy Hurst Reaches

Spruce Grove AB
Beaumont AB
Camrose AB
Sherwood Park AB
Fort McMurray AB
Edmonton AB