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!
Nancy's 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.

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

People come for counselling for a variety of reasons including the following: 

      *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 life.

Nancy approaches counselling with genuine caring and respects the individual needs of each client. She views difficulties in life as challenges that we can learn and grow from. Nancy's approach to counselling is grounded in her 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.
Nancy integrates a variety of treatment methods into therapy including cognitive behavior, humanistic, family of origin, and systems therapy. She 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.

Nancy studied people in happy marriages for her doctoral dissertation, and has extensive experience working with couples in the following areas:
* Restoring trust.
* Improving communication.
* Reconnecting, and enhancing the marital relationship.
Nancy has been married for 25 years and has two children.  She sees clients in Edmonton and and does phone consultation with clients outside of Edmonton.
If you would like to book an appointment please call Nancy at 780-482-1847. Nancy charges $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.  Nancy is a highly qualified psychologist with extensive experience and finds 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