Nadja Hansen

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park
Nadja's Rate: $180/hour

With over a decade of experience working with adults, youths and children, Nadja can help you embrace your strengths and life experiences as you transition to lasting balance and happiness. 

Direct Billing to:

  • Alberta Blue Cross

  • Medavie Blue Cross

  • Green Shield

Reimbursed by:

  • Sunlife

  • Manulife

  • Others

Who Can Nadja Help?

Counselling for Adults

Nadja uses a strength based approach to help you heal from anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma to begin to experience life to the fullest.

Diverse Family Situations

Nadja bridges communication gaps and help build attachment between parent and child, blended families, and foster families.

Counselling for Children

Nadja uses play therapy techniques to help children process & express difficult memories, feelings, and thoughts.

Counselling for Seniors

Feel supported during major life transitions such as retirement, becoming a grandparent, the loss of a loved one, or a medical health issue.

Nadja's Specialization

Nadja specializes in helping adults, children, youth and seniors gain relief from stress, anxiety, trauma (emotional, physical & sexual trauma), depression or low self-esteem. Nadja is especially skilled at helping adults access coping tools to thrive in relationships, and workplaces especially when past experiences continue to be triggers or create barriers.

 

Her experience with child development provides a unique insight into how childhood experiences can affect a person throughout their lifetime, as well as how to heal and move on from the past.

Nadja can also help with:

Nadja welcomes bookings for clients of all backgrounds and abilities who wish to flourish and experience lasting balance in their lives.

Adoption

Anger Management

Autism

Blended Families

Child/Caregiver Relationship

Chronic Pain

Communication

Kids in Foster Care

Life Transitions

Medical Trauma

Parenting

Physical Pain

Relationship & Intimacy

Counselling for Adults

Nadja creates and maintains a safe space to explore recurring setbacks, distressing memories, difficulty coping  with emotions and challenging life situations.

 

She helps adults heal from mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma (PTSD) and self-esteem issues, as well through difficult life circumstances such as a separation, divorce, or loss of a loved one.

 

Would you like to experience life more fully and regain your joy?

Even though adults draw from their toolbox filled with a lifetime of experiences, courage and wisdom to adapt to most situations, relationships, and workplaces, there can be times when unhelpful feelings from the past can hold a person back.

 

Nadja’s understanding of child development allows her to uniquely access parts of your past that continue to influence your present. She uses a strength-based approach that focuses on elevating your strengths while filling your toolbox with effective coping strategies that can help you break free from the feelings, memories, and beliefs that are holding your back every day.

 

Once your toolbox has multiple coping tools that help you navigate different situations in your life, you will feel more empowered to embark on a fulfilling journey toward joy and self-discovery.

Diverse Family Situations

 
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Counselling for Parent & Child

Nadja helps guide parents in establishing structure, routines, open communication and predictability that help their children thrive.

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Child/Caregiver Relationships

Children and parents may display different temperaments that could clash. Nadja bridges the communication gaps for a healthier relationship between caregiver and child.

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Adoption (Parent & Child)

Nadja can help families grow together while building meaningful experiences and memories in this unique relationship.

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Separation & Divorce

Nadja provides a safe space to comfortably explore difficult and uncertain changes in the homes so that children and parents continue to connect.

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Counselling for Blended Families

Nadja can help parents and children understand their unique roles in a changing family structure.

Counselling for Children

Children have very different counselling needs than adults. Instead of talking through their feelings and experiences, children benefit from the healing power of play.

She received formal training through Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute and is currently working toward her certification in play therapy. 

Nadja utilizes a fully equipped play room with items specifically selected for children to express themselves in a therapeutic space.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The characteristics of autism spectrum disorder present unique challenges for individuals and families. Regardless of the age or ability, individuals on the autism spectrum benefit from growth in the areas of emotional expression, regulation, awareness, social communication and building connections.

Our world is filled with hidden rules and constant changes that require many skills to navigate. Unfortunately, individuals and families navigating the world of autism often experience isolation, anxiety and depression. With over a decade of experience working with individuals with autism of all ages and abilities, Nadja is uniquely trained to support you and your family as you progress on this unique journey.

Nadja's Approaches

Nadja uses a collaborative strength-based approach to therapy that is grounded in evidence-based practice, as well as an integrative approach that includes cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), attachment-based therapy and EMDR.

Counselling for Seniors

Many of us look forward to our golden years. Retirement can offer many opportunities to enjoy the next phase in life and to spend time doing things we love with the people we love. Although aging is a natural process, transitions can be very difficult. When working with seniors, Nadja encourages her clients to draw from their lifetime of experience, courage and wisdom to explore current setbacks, increase coping through losses, loneliness, changes in identity and level of independence.