Congratulations on taking the first step! Sometimes just getting in the door can be the hardest part. In reality, you have already been through the hardest part, you lived through the pains of your life. With help in counseling, all that remains is removing the clutter that was left behind and entering into wholeness and freedom.
I see counseling as an exciting time of self discovery, freedom, and personal growth. Coming to counseling is a sign of hope. Working together in the therapeutic alliance, this hope will increase as you find your core self and take hold of the life you were meant to live, full of freedom and passion for what you want out of life. While there may be difficult areas of life to confront in counseling, freedom will come as these areas are brought into the light and processed with gentle care in the therapeutic alliance.
I see the therapeutic alliance as extremely important. My task as the counselor is to work myself out of a job. I do this by empowering you with tools that spring board you into deeper paths of self discovery that you can do on your own at any hour of the day or night.
My legal name is Sabrina Hanson, but I go by Veronica. I received a Bachelor Degree's in Science in Social Work at Florida State University in 2002 and a Master's Degree in Art in Mental Health Counseling at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio in 2016. I am licensed in Texas and Ohio. In Texas, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. In Ohio, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. I am specialized in addiction and trauma. I have received training in the following areas: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Instinctual Trauma Response Model, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Nutrition and Mental Health, Telehealth, and Addiction Counseling. These areas of expertise will be explained in greater depth as time goes on so it is okay if you don't know exactly what they are. For now, simply know that I have lots of training to help care for you in the areas of trauma, anxiety, and addiction.
While I am an eclectic counselor, the primary treatment approach I will be using is Internal Family Systems Therapy. This treatment approach will help you to learn how to access your core self and look at your emotions and thoughts in ways that will empower you to become the person you always wanted to be. It is an evidence based treatment approach that has been statistically helpful for countless people with varying types of emotional struggles.
It is my mission as a counselor to work toward helping the whole person, mind, body, and soul. This is the reason I have been trained in so many different areas. I am continuously striving to be equipped with more tools that can help in the process of achieving greater freedom and wholeness. With each new modality that I learn, I have sought to receive counseling myself in these areas so that I can better explain these approaches to clients.
The most important thing I would say to you as the client is that feedback is important. While I may have excellent training and a heart of gold to help you, you know yourself better than I do. I need you to help me help you. As you tell me through feedback what is helpful and not I can then personally tailor the treatment approach to meet your needs. I have many tools in my tool bag. Together we will find the tools that your particular person benefits from the most. This is the therapeutic alliance. Together we will go into the dark areas of your life that you want healed from and come to greater healing and wholeness. The journey will be taken together. You are not alone in this journey. My goal isn't to get you to a place of healing alone, it is to get you to a place where you thrive.
I am excited to go on this journey with you and to get to know you better. For now, I encourage you to take a breathe, rest in the knowledge that the hardest work is already behind you, and know that you are capable of freedom and fulfillment in life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Counselor #E.1801006 (Expires: 2020-12-01)
LPC #81692 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Sabrina is AMAZING! She knows her stuff and is so gentle in her approach. She begins and ends each session with prayer, sends a recap of what we discussed, gives an attainable “homework” assignment, and checks in during the week. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Sabrina Hanson is leading the way in her field. Her approach to counseling has had a profoundly positive impact on my life. I’d recommend her to anyone seeking a highly qualified and compassionate therapist.
Sabrina is amazing. She’s helped me so much in my struggles. I will forever be thankful for her!
Sabrina is so amazing. She builds me up daily and continues to support my goals.
Sabrina has been a godsend. I’ve been through multiple counselors and I’ve never been able to connect. It’s amazing what has been accomplished in such a short period of time.
She makes me feel comfortable being vulnerable and confident in the solutions she has to offer.
After working with Sabrina Hanson, I am feeling more confident, compassionate, and at ease. She listens intently without passing judgement. Ms. Hanson asks the right questions and respond in a timely manner.
Ms. Hanson is very consistent and checks in with me daily which is crucial in these early weeks of sobriety. I’m glad to have her as my counselor in my pursuit of sobriety!
Sabrina has already been a big help and has provided needed emotional support for me in my situation.
Veronica, has helped me significantly improve my life. Her counseling methods have been able to help me heal. Being able to have a different attitude towards life is exactly what I needed and I have her to thank for that. I’m very thankful for choosing to start counseling to process a lot of issues that I was having.
She immediately recognized a core issue that I was having and promptly took action in giving me information and techniques to help cope. I have been much happier because of it and still use that information to this day. I am glad I switched to her and am so grateful.
She has helped me very much. She is very nice and professional.
Mrs. Hanson is a good therapist. She is a great listener and has excellent advice. I definitely recommend her.
So far my experience with Sabrina has been that she is focused and good at responding in a pragmatic and positive way to what I often feel like comes out as a jumble of neurotic words. I find this pragmatic approach particularly helpful because I can better organize my thoughts. I don't feel rushed or told what to think, but rather it feels as though I am truly being listened to. This is incredibly valuable, and I'm hopeful that my time with her will lead to lasting change and improved quality of life. I am grateful.