Kenneth Halvorson

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About Me

Hi, I am a licensed independent clinical social worker.

I enjoy working with individuals and couples: helping people communicate; working with elders and their families; and counseling people who have been hurt.

I have trained in family systems theory and attended two workshops led by the late family therapist Virginia Satir. I completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My wife and I have taught John Gottman’s book, the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. I use visualization, role playing, split chair, and conflict resolution.

I have a special place in my heart for elders’ who battle depression, loneliness, ill health, and lack of knowledge & resources. I completed Geriatric Mental Health Specialist training and have provided mental health outreach to the elderly.

A third group close to my heart are those struggling with forgiveness.

Work experiences include child welfare, counseling teenagers in residential treatment, working as a supervisor then family counselor in corrections (women’s treatment center), counseling in a Christian-based private practice, mental health outreach for the elderly, medical social work including ER support, dialysis social work; and, in retirement couples’ classes and counseling.

Ken Halvorson, MSW


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Gottman Method, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LW 00005876 (Expires: 2022-08-06)


Written by B.O. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I strongly recommend BetterHelp

Written by C.H. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Kenneth for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Kenneth is an absolute joy to work with. I was so hesitant to try talk therapy again, and this has exceeded my expectations in so many ways. He’s kind, experienced, insightful, and it’s so clear that has a passion for what he does. I’ve seen myself grow stronger each week, and much of that credit goes to Kenneth.

Written by K.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Kenneth has been great. Active listener, compassionate, accessible, supportive. I appreciate his approach and look forward to continuing to work with him.