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Psychology Leduc

woman smiling during consultAt Willow Park Physiotherapy and Wellness, we are committed to helping clients navigate various mental health challenges and provide supportive psychology services to help them do so. As a Registered Provisional Psychologist based in Alberta, Melissa Hanson is here to support individuals on their mental health journey.

Melissa graduated from Athabasca University with a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology. She integrates various therapy techniques/interventions, including mindfulness techniques/interventions.

To support her use of mindfulness techniques/interventions, Melissa has completed Janina Fisher’s Integrative Trauma Treatment MasterClass to enhance her trauma support services. Melissa continues to expand her knowledge, emphasizing her commitment to ongoing learning and training.

Approach to Therapy

Melissa employs a relational, client-centered, and strength-based approach, valuing her clients as the experts in their own lives. She believes in empowering clients to utilize their innate resources and capabilities.

Services Offered

Melissa uses a variety of counselling modalities that include solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, narrative therapy, family systems therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Her services are available to individuals aged 16 and above. She provides counselling for those seeking help for various concerns, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Life transitions
  • Peer relationships
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Women’s issues
Perinatal mental health (including navigating parenthood, fertility challenges, prenatal anxiety, prenatal depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, paternal mental health, and much more).

Cultural/racial concerns

Melissa’s areas of special interest are anxiety, depression, perinatal mental health, and cultural/racial concerns.

Session Formats

Melissa offers both in-person sessions at Willow Park Physiotherapy and Wellness and virtual/telehealth appointments via Zoom or telephone (available only within Alberta).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment through our clinic, either online or by contacting us directly.

What should I expect in terms of paperwork?

New clients are advised to arrive 15-20 minutes early for their first session to complete necessary paperwork. Doing so ensures you can maximize your session time.

What should minors expect about accessing therapy?

New clients who are under 18 require consent from their parents/legal guardians to access therapy. Parents/legal guardians must be present to meet with the therapist for the first appointment to provide consent for the minor.

After the initial appointment, confidentiality is ensured between the minor and the therapist unless safety concerns or other concerns require more parental/guardian involvement/attention. Specific limits to confidentiality are unique to each case and can be discussed further at the first appointment.

Do both parents/legal guardians need to be present and provide consent for the minor?

If parents/legal guardians reside together (are partners, common-law, or married), one parent/legal guardian can attend the initial appointment, review consent, and provide consent. If parents/legal guardians DO NOT reside together (separated or divorced), depending on custody arrangements, BOTH parents/legal guardians need to attend the initial appointment or provide contact information to have an initial phone call with the therapist before the therapist begins services with the minor.

If custody arrangements indicate otherwise (e.g., there is a court order indicating sole custody and decision-making for the minor), the parent/legal guardian needs to bring in or email/forward proof and documentation of the court order. If further questions/concerns are not answered, contact Melissa Hanson directly.

What about confidentiality?

As confidentiality is paramount, your information is secure and won’t be shared without your written consent unless extenuating circumstances exist. Any extenuating circumstances that cause limits to confidentiality will be discussed in further detail at the initial appointment.

Can I receive therapy if I am outside Alberta?

Melissa is registered to practice in Alberta. Therefore, clients must be located in Alberta during virtual or telehealth sessions.

Schedule a Session Today

If you have further questions or wish to schedule your first session, contact Willow Park Physiotherapy and Wellness today.


Psychology in Leduc AB | (780) 986-3666