Samantha Hanson

(Lpc, Atr, Ms)
Therapist Samantha Hanson Photo

About Me

Welcome! I look forward to meeting you and discussing your interests, goals and dreams!

Here is a little bit about myself and what i can offer you. I received my masters in Art Therapy and Mental health from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist in Wisconsin. Since returning to the state i have worked with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly in a variety of settings including nursing homes, hospitals, residential settings, day treatment and outpatient clinics throughout the state. The areas of concern that i have primarily worked with include; anxiety and stress- academic work or family related, coping with grief, difficult family dynamics and divorce, self harm and suicidal ideation, living with chronic pain or disability, trauma related PTSD, and lack of self esteem and motivation.

My therapeutic style involves working together to build insight, discussing strategies, and tools you can use to make positive change in your life. I help you create a plan for the time between our next session, and goals to move toward over time. we will discuss barriers to treatment, problem solve strategies and I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way.

I want you to know that i feel it is very important that you feel i am a good fit. It is important to feel comfortable with your counselor and I am open to feedback at any time if i say something you disagree with or you want a change in treatment direction. it is important to feel understood, validated, and feel that you can say things that you may hold back from saying in your ordinary life. If this is the kind of relationship you would like to have with your counselor, too, then I understand you and you’ve come to the right place.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5895-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samantha is absolutely wonderful. She is understanding, knowledgeable, and attentive my needs. She is always open to working with me on new techniques and always has wonderful ideas and suggestions when my anxiety becomes a struggle. I have worked with a number of counselors and therapists in my life and she is without a doubt the best I have ever worked with.

Written by A.S. on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've only had one video session so far, but I have had a great experience with Samantha so far. She listens, is relatable and also has given me some great suggestions for coping.

Written by C.L. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

she is really kind and understanding. I enjoy my sessions with her. She has helped me with so much.

Written by A.D. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've been meeting with Samantha weekly for the past 4 weeks and she's awesome! She's very easy going and a breeze to chat with. She's a great listener and provides input when needed. I recommend working with her!

Written by C.L. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been wonderful

Written by S.U. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and coaching

She is a great person to talk to. She listens and understand what you are going through. She offers help and solutions. Plus, she shares your concerns that you don't feel alone. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.O. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is really easy to talk to and is such a wonderful lady. Highly recommend! :)

Written by C.O. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

She was great! Very professional, great listener, responded quickly and appropriately. I enjoyed my time with her!

Written by D.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She's very friendly. She responds quickly. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

This is probably the easiest and best way for counseling. Samantha Hanson has been able to work around my busy schedule and is always available when I need to talk.