My name is Joanie Hansen and I am an LMHC and received my Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University in 2006. I have continued my education and received many certifications, along with becoming a Washington State Approved supervisor. I have a heart for helping people find a healthier and more fulfilling ways of living. I seek to understand what is important to you and create a therapeutic setting that matches with your values and goals.
I have worked in the Public and Private sectors for over 13 years. I bring a wealth of knowledge, including my own life experience to those who seek to find a better way of thinking and feeling that will lead you towards a more helpful way of living life.
It is common for people who are considering counseling to experience apprehension because oftentimes seeking counseling comes during a time of hurt, discouragement, loneliness, frustration, shame, or confusion. Thank you for taking the time to consider this important first step in reaching out for help. Whatever your individual situation is, know that when you step into my office you will experience warmth, honesty, and hope. It is my job and my honor and to walk alongside you to restore wholeness and joy to your life. I look forward to connecting with you soon. I have a heart for building caring and trusting relationships with individuals, couples, families, and children.
Together we can create meaning out of problems and discover hidden strengths and jewels of insight. I provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental space to share your concerns and express yourself freely. My goal is to show you compassion and unconditional support. Northwest counseling Specializes in Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, stress, family conflict, parenting issues, Marital /couples distress, Women Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, and Life Transitions.