Robert Hanson

(MSW, MBA, LCSW)

About Me

Hello there, my name is Robert and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I look forward to getting the chance to know you and to be able work with you. I am also looking forward to being a part of your journey as you allow me to assist you to become what you desire to be. And that is the life that you deserve to live.
I would like to take a moment and share some information about me. I have a master’s degree in Social Work and an MBA degree in Healthcare Leadership/Management. I am also in the process of completing my MA degree in Servant Leadership. This will enhance my ability to be a better servant to you on your journey.
My approach to counseling is my belief in the power of using a narrative approach with our Interactions. This involves listening and discovering our solutions through the stories we tell ourselves. This approach allows me the chance to hear your story and how this story got you to where you are now and where you want to be in your life. It also creates the opportunity to help you become and embrace being an expert in your own life. This experience will be laid back and conversational in nature. I want you to feel empowered. To have you feel and know that you are in control of this time and in what will be shared.
I have been providing supportive counseling since 1991 when I started out as a youth counselor in a long term residential treatment program for children and adolescents. Upon achieving my MSW degree in 2005 it has allowed me to take my skills to the next level of service to the those who have entrusted me with their stories and in their goal of achieving a better life for themselves.
I utilize within my practice a strength based and solution focused approach to help empower and validate individuals to know that they have choices. I also address how system theory impacts the choices that we make at any given moment in our lives and how our choices impact those around us.
I have 5 years of experience as a DBT therapist. And because of this, I have discovered how powerful it can be when we are mindful of our feelings and in the choices that we make in our daily lives. Motivational interviewing is another vital technique that I will utilize during our time as we work together to achieve your goals.
I also believe that we have through the course of our life been given the tools to make our life better. And because of that belief, my role becomes of one who will help guide you as you rediscover those skills/tools. To know again that you can achieve what you deserve.
I use reality therapy as a therapeutic approach to problem solving the choices that we have made or plan to make in our lives. I have also discovered the value of being proactive in problem solving the decisions/choices that we could make.
You will also discover that I believe in the power of the trusting relationship. That will be a goal that I will strive to achieve as I can't emphasize enough the value and power that this will have in our journey. I also know that there will be moments when one of us will either say or hear something that we may not like to hear. But because of the commitment I have to the therapeutic relationship and the commitment I have to you I want you to know that I truly have your best interest in mind and that I believe in you.
This leads to the next therapeutic relationship skill that will be important and that is transparency. If we encounter something that needs to be addressed because it is becoming a barrier it needs to be put on the table. You will discover how freeing it is in time. We will be able to talk that moment out. And by working through a topic that has become or is difficult the therapeutic relationship will grow strong. This will be applied to the relationships that we encounter on a daily basis.
Because of my current position as an emergency room social worker for the last 15 years I bring to the therapeutic relationship the use of brief therapy and crisis management. This experience then can be carried on to the next level through supportive counseling and achieving your goals.
I have a diverse background in working in the field of mental and emotional health. These areas address the impact of depression, relationship development and counseling, grief, addictions, adaptive/maladaptive coping strategies, skill development, the impact of personality, and anger management


Specialties
• Depression
• Addictions
• Relationship development and sustainability
• Stress/Anxiety
• Grief
• Career development/management
• Self Esteem
• Adaptive coping development/prosocial skills
• Domestic violence

Services offered:
Messaging, live chat, phone, video.

I also have experience in: LGBTQ issues, mood disorders, parenting, the impact of personality disorders on treatment, employment interviewing, life skills, crisis management, and marital/relationship issues. I also understand the importance of just being able to listen without needing to say anything.

And because I know we live in a busy world, when it comes to scheduling time to do a video, phone or messaging session I want to work with your schedule because we don’t all work a typical 9-5 pm job. So when the time is right to do this let me know what options work for you as it relates to days and times and we will plan from there. So take care of you.

LICENSING
LCSW – WI 7736-123. Expires 2/28/21
LICSW – MN – applying through endorsement.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7736=123 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Bob is one of the first therapists I've had that actually seems interested in what I have to say and provides very good feedback. Very nice, caring guy that is also just fun to talk to when the therapy session is a lighter one. Highly recommend, this guy is doing something right.

Written by C.O. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Robert is a thoughtful and conscientious listener. He consistently spent time to focus on what I was telling him and providing gentle guidance through questioning and trying to understand the situation in more detail. I had a good counselling experience with Robert.

Written by P.O. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Robert and I have only had a few sessions together but it is very easy to get comfortable with him. He is a very active listener and nudges me to think about the right things. From the conversations I have had with him so far I can tell, he is quite empathetic. He regularly checks in on me and also shares worksheets which could be helpful from time to time.

Written by B.R. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Robert is very easy to get a hold of and is checking in routinely. It helps knowing you have someone in your corner. I wish I would have started this program sooner.

Written by J.O. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Robert Hanson is very attentive and empathetic, and I've always felt that he listens to me by 'putting himself in my shoes' and that he seeks to understand my situation from the place I'm coming from in life. I feel grateful and blessed to have learned and grown throughout our correspondence - all his advice and support has helped me discover many resolutions and new perspectives that have been very transformative in my life. I can only recommend him as a very experienced, attentive and empathetic counselor.

Written by L.I. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Even though we haven't actually spoken yet, just messaging, I can tell he is a caring and thoughtful person. His dedication is great, he continues his make sure you're getting what you need even if you're ignoring his messages.

Written by L.A. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robert brings a gracious presence and perspective to his work. He's a kind and intuitive counselor who is generous with his time and attention. He made a clear effort to connect with me on an individual basis and develop an easy rapport. I felt very cared for throughout my interactions with him.

Written by L.I. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Robert is kind. Always checks in. Listens carefully to my problems and offers words of comfort.