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Annika Hansen, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Annika is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients while working towards their individual goals. Using a strength-based approach to therapy she works with clients to identify strengths and skills that can improve their current life.
Annika believes that it is important in therapy to have a solid client/therapist relationship.  To do so, she strives to have her clients feel heard and respected, understands her clients through their life experiences and perspectives, and builds a strong foundation of trust.  Annika's approach is direct and supportive, providing guidance and gentle challenges for the client.

In 2011, Annika completed her Master's of Social Work degree from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  Annika has worked with a wide variety of clients. Her experience includes working in a medical setting on the organ transplant unit, residential treatment facility with co-occurring disorders focusing on young adults, and youth groups.  For the last 10 years Annika has been working in the public schools with students and families. Within the school system Annika has worked with teens addressing: anxiety, depression, peer/family conflict, substance use/abuse, and law enforcement. Her expertise includes youth, teens, family systems, relationship and individual problems, depression and anxiety issues, crisis intervention, working toward motivation to change.

When not working, Annika loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking and getting in time for a good movie or tv series.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

License information

MN LICSW 19277


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Annika Hansen. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Annika is an amazing therapist. She is straight to the point without being overbearing or judgemental in any way. I really felt like I was in charge of my own therapy with her gently pushing me along to get better every day. I learned a lot through my time with Annika, and my life has really improved using the tools she helped me build!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Annika for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Annika is incredible. She’s really good at holding me accountable to making positive changes in my life. She’s a good listener, validates what I feel, but also points to the progress I’ve made and where I can make other simple changes in habits or in interactions with others for deeper or continued improvement. If I ask a question that she doesn’t know an answer or resource for, she always researches it and gets back to me. We’ve really delved into a lot of different parts of my life from managing overwhelm in the day to day to deeper relational and identity stuff, but she was able to go in every direction with me with ease. She helped me get through a particularly hard year!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Annika for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is phenomenal

Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Annika for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

You are absolutely wonderful, Annika! I had a wonderful experience working with you, and wish I could continue working with you! Unfortunately, I cannot afford the cost of BetterHelp this time due to being a student and unemployed due to COVID... it's just too much to budget at this time, and it really bums me out. I hope to be able to get a better management of my finances to return@

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Annika for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd