Kelsey Hanson MSW RSW
I am a graduate of the University of Calgary as a Bachelor of Social work in 2006 and then my Master's of Social Work (clinical specialization) in 2012. I was drawn to Social Work as I love working with people. My early work has been with people with disabilities, and children, and now with specializing in trauma I have been working more and more with teens and adults. People are always interesting to me, and I have been so very lucky to get to know amazing colleagues and clients along my professional career. Every person is unique, I enjoy getting to know you, and your story, without judgement. On a personal level, I am lucky to have twin toddlers at home, I enjoy crafts, yoga, and motorcycles!
As a therapist, I will get to know how the many different facets of your life influence your current situation. Social workers are trained to look at people in their environment, as we are all influenced by how we grew up, our friends, family, work, pets, and hobbies! I want to hear about what makes you awesome (even if you don't feel that way), what helps you when you have a bad day, and who has helped you along the way. I am focused on where you are at, attuning to your needs in the moment in therapy, while keeping your goals in mind. My job is to help you honour all the parts of you, helping you uncover your strengths, while gently guiding, offering thoughts, strategies, and skills.
I welcome people from all walks of life in my practice. I truly believe everyone deserves dignity when looking for the right service, and I strive to offer that!
Certificates and Formal Training
Masters of Social Work, clinical specialization - University of Calgary - 2012
Bachelor of Social Work - University of Calgary - 2006
EMDR Certified Therapist
Looking Through the Eyes: EMDR & Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum with Sandra Paulsen
When There Are no Words: EMDR for Early Trauma and Neglect in Implicit Memory with Sandra Paulson
CBT and DBT Skills Conference through Jack Hirose and Associates
Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma and Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with Janaina Fisher and EMDR and Somatic Interventions with Sue Genest