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Couple Therapy Session

Julie Hanson, Psy.D., LMHC

Dr. Julie Hanson received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Washington School of Professional Psychology in Seattle in 2005 and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Approved Supervisor in the State of Washington. In 2016, Dr. Hanson also became a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level.

Dr. Hanson provides therapy for individual Adults and Couples

Dr. Hanson's confidential voice mail: 425-775-4059, Ext. 701

 

SPECIALITIES

  • PTSD/ trauma recovery; including the integration of yoga as a means of healing
  • Addictions (Food, alcohol, drugs):Understanding the root cause of and learning to live free of them
  • Couples Counseling:  Improving relationships: healing from affairs or other breaches, improving intimacy, trust and communication;  Helping couples end a relationship as painlessly as possible
  • Life transitions: marriage, divorce/separation, leaving home, empty nest, moves/job changes 

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

I believe that things have happened in our lives that can get in the way of our reaching our goals or feeling happy or satisfied. These experiences teach us who we are and what we are capable of and influence our thoughts about ourselves and the world, our physical experience of life, our behaviors, and our emotions.

We can trace the path these experiences have had in our lives through the choices we have made, how we respond to our lives and the people in them, and the relationships we form. While many of us may want things to be different we may not know how to effectively create lasting change in our lives and may find ourselves falling back into old habits that leave us feeling frustrated and stuck.

I use various techniques grounded in theories about somatic (body based) processing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and solution-focused (strengths based) therapy. Together we will look at those things that are impacting your life, decide what is working and what is not, and create new solutions and acquire new skills that will bring you the results you are looking for.

EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

2016 YRT-200; Yoga Teacher Training, The Center for Yoga of Seattle.

Specialized training and certification in Somatic Transformation for healing trauma, Bainbridge Island, WA – a body/somatic based approach for the treatment of trauma (completed 2011).

2005 Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Washington School of Professional Psychology, Seattle, WA.

1991 MA in Counseling Psychology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

1987 BA in Political Science, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

In addition to managing Bluestone and seeing clients, Dr. Hanson currently also supervise the clinical work of new counseling graduates as they work towards professional licensure and teaching personal yoga practice for individuals seeking to experience greater comfort and confidence in their bodies. In the past she has also been a facilitator for the Somatic Transformation training program and an Adjunct Faculty member for the Masters in Counseling Psychology Program at Argosy University in Seattle.