Betty Hanna

(LMFT)

About Me

Hi, I'm Betty Hanna. I am very interested and committed to helping people work on their problems and dreams to have the lives they'd like to live. I am a licensed therapist (LMFT) in California and have worked in Washington State as well. I bring 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, and teaching. Being solutions focused, and family systems trained, I take a holistic approach to the work. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting problems, life transitions, health issues, career challenges, depression, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I also have a successful career as a leadership and management coach and consultant. I'd love to be part of your journey.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe that judging others and using labels are helpful. My approach combines motivational, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, family systems and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Thank you for reading this. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life.

I look forward to knowing more.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #36938 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

Other #EL06036 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

After a few therapist, I hit gold with Betty! Honestly I cannot explain how invested she is in your well being, checking in every week with insightful comments and wonderful reminders of just how amazing you are as a person. She is supportive, open, funny, polite, knowledgable and very professional. I am so happy to have been paired with her.

Written by S.H. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Betty is wonderful and makes my weeks easier to manage, just knowing that I can discuss the tough stuff with her.

Written by P.A. on Apr 03, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She listens very well, and she is very supportive. You won't go wrong with her. She checks up on you as well even before your scheduled meetings. She makes sure that you're doing well.

Written by D.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Betty has been a wonderful mentor and soundboard during our sessions. She is empathetic and validates me, but also challenges me so that I can approach my anxiety and depression in healthier ways.

She is warm and lovely! Highly recommend her.

Written by T.I. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 3 weeks

I am not new to the process of therapy or to better help. Even though I have only spent a brief time with Betty I can tell that she is a phenomenal therapist truly a gem. She so effortlessly became in tune with me and was able to pick up on the subtle nuances of my personality and even the things I didn't always say out loud. Each of her messages contained a surprise bit of connection and were always very comforting to me. I love that Betty is authentic and not afraid, to be honest and willing to learn about the things she is unfamiliar with. She has been so accepting of my unique needs and circumstances. I've felt very blessed to get to work with her even if it's only briefly although I hope one day we will meet again What I can do is remember her comforting presence and what I have learned about myself and what I need in the short time I spent with her and apply that moving forward. Thank you Betty for being who you are in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me as much as you did! I will miss our connection

Written by M.E. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

It's my first time working with a counsellor but Betty is warm and engaging and like her a lot.

Written by C.H. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It takes a certain type of person to be able to listen and understand another persons issues and what they're going through and an even more thoughtful individual to help evaluate and talk through those issues and Betty has helped me even thought it's been only a couple sessions a lot has changed for me and I like to think that it is due to having someone as helpful as Betty's been.

Written by M.E. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I love my weekly video calls with Betty Hanna, so helpful and great for my journey! She has so much knowledge and it's so nice to talk to her. :)

Written by H.I. on Jan 14, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She's very helpful

Written by L.I. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and self esteem

Betty is very nice and is great at listening and helping. Very welcoming and comforting.

Written by B.O. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is wonderful and very supportive.

Written by S.H. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am a few sessions into counseling for the first time in a long time. Betty has been fantastic to work with as I work through some of my personal challenges and would recommend her to anyone pursuing counseling. It is great to have a professional to communicate and work with and I don't feel so alone in my challenges anymore. I am learning new things about myself with the help of Betty's expertise, and the counseling process has been cathartic. My only regret is not seeking the service sooner!

Written by K.E. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

In our short time together, Betty has made me feel really comfortable, seen, and supported. I look forward to working with her and navigating through this time in my life with her support!

Written by S.T. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Betty reaching out to help me out with my life issues! She is very sincere in wanting to help me out and we will work toward a happier existence for me! :)

Written by A.N. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Betty is really skilled at getting to the bottom of issues. She is extremely kind and compassionate.