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Tony Hansen , LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

My primary goal as your counselor is to help you clarify your presenting problem and work towards reducing your suffering and enhance your quality of life. I primarily work with adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, chemical abuse/addiction and post-traumatic stress. I ground my counseling work in scientific, evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My best work is accomplished when you and I feel we are working together towards a common goal while being aware of the your challenges and resources in mind, body, relationship, and environment. I greatly respect your willingness to take the first steps towards recovery and I do my utmost to help you in achieving your counseling goals.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

License information

WA LMHC LH00005221


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

Tony is a really great therapist and I feel very comfortable talking with him. He has helped me with some issues I’ve been having and I look forward to working with him more.

Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Tony for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Tony has been a valuable resource for me in my daily life. I have a lot of stressors, (especially right now,) and Tony has been able to give me some effective strategies to deal with them. Tony keeps me on track to make needed changes!

Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Tony for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you for listening to me about me f d up situation

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Tony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Tony seemed to be a very good fit for me initially, he gave me tasks, listened well and was solution focused. Upon our second session he forgot who I was and that we met which struck me oddly, he did recall meeting me after I refreshed him but it made our session very non personal from my point of view. At the end of the session he asked me to schedule within two weeks to follow up on my tasks and if there was not a session available he would make room for me. Surely there was not room when I checked, I messaged him and had to wait 5 days for a response which then said schedule when he has time available as if his within 2 weeks or he will make time comment was irrelevant. Again, this made me feel like I was just a paycheck for him and not a “client”. Our time together seemed well but his follow up was poor.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Tony for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far Tony has been absolutely amazing, helpful supportive and very good at listening. He is also empathetic, and respectful. Thank you Tony!

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Tony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Tony has been very insightful about integrating my values in with the challenges in my situation. I have felt heard, understood, and respected.

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Tony for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue