Jessica Hanson

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About Me

Hello and welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe in a strength based approach to personal healing and growth. As a therapist, I respect the opportunity to work with individuals and families struggling with grief and loss by providing a safe place to share, learn and heal.

I foster empathy and acceptance as patients and families address life changing diagnoses and care needs. With over ten years of experience providing support to individuals and caregivers struggling with dementia and mood related issues, I utilize an integrated approach including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Psychotherapy. I seek to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and tools they need to promote dignity and wellness.

Finally, my background in grief and loss counseling has also prepared me to address the unrecognized and often untreated issues associated with pet loss, specifically the complicated and overwhelming emotions associated with chronic and terminal care of a pet, related end of life issues, and the emotionally challenging process of pet surrender.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Your insight and willingness to seek support is the first step toward healing and growth. I wish you the best on your journey!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #6980-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica Hanson. 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.

Written by W.H. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

She’s great

Written by D.O. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

After learning that local therapists were scheduling six or more months out, I reluctantly turned to betterhelp. I was matched with Jessica right away and we met that same week. She has been such a gift to my journey. She helped me climb out of a very dark space and once I was more healthy, helped me work toward other professional and personal goals. She is well-trained in both mental health and leadership coaching. Awesome presence. Amazing, deep knowledge. She is the best of the best.

Written by C.H. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jessica has been SO helpful to me. She is exceedingly patient and kind. I started out wanting to work on my romantic relationships with her and have ended up working on so many other aspects of my life by extension - career, family, etc. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by T.R. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Jessica takes time to address and correct thinking while covering several topics each session. I appreciate her forward thinking approach and focus on strengths and activities to do between sessions. She is down to earth and straight forward, while taking time to identify and connect with you.

Written by A.N. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Working with Jessica has been awesome so far! She has validated my feelings every step of the way, finds ways to point out my strengths, and then use them to address any concerns I have.

Written by W.H. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have only been working with Jessica for 2 weeks and I am already learning a lot. She is a great listener and our sessions have been very productive. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for help. I am excited to continue working with her and changing myself for the better.

Written by J.U. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I sought out BetterHelp because I felt stuck. I chose Jessica specifically because of her work related to grief over dogs. My issue was not dog grief (though some of it might be) but I thought someone that empathetic would be a good person to have in my corner. I have had just two sessions but I already feel more in control of my life and future. In my first session alone, I felt a heavy load lift from my shoulders for all the insight. Jessica is a wonderful listener and provides intuitive, practical tools for navigating relationships and the future.

Written by K.A. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

In the short time I have met with Jessica, I am blown away at how easy it is to talk to her, how understanding she is and how much I have gotten out of our sessions! She is wonderful!!!

Written by B.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Jessica is a great listener and really asks probing questions to understand your situation and works out solutions tailored just for you