Discover Your True Self

For the first time in your life, you're coming to the realization that therapy is needed to improve your relationship to yourself and to your loved ones. With over 25 years of experience, I help adults work through unresolved trauma, low self-esteem, and co-dependency issues that are interfering with their lives. 

Through our work together, you'll learn practical coping skills, healthy communication techniques, and get to the root of your difficulties.  In addition, we'll help you build internal resiliency so that your relationship to yourself is secure and soothing.  

Whether you've experienced therapy before or are completely new, I welcome you to my practice and sincerely hope for our work to support and nourish your life. 

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"Some changes look negative on the surface but you soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge."

― Eckhart Tolle

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Therapy With Dorothy

My name is Dorothy Hanson and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience treating trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, and mood disorders.

I help adults unlearn the patterns that are hurting their relationships and self-worth, and guide them towards newer places within themselves that generate more mindfulness and self-acceptance.

Specifically, I help adults go from:

  • Withdrawal and avoidance to healthy communication and presence

  • Self-defeating behaviors to self-empowering choices

  • Unresolved traumatic reactions to healthy self-regulation and connection

  • Negative self-talk to a positive relationship to self

  • Putting others first to putting yourself first (while still having good relationships with others). 

  • Replacing unhelpful beliefs about yourself with ones that are self-accepting and self-affirming.

My approach in working with clients is centered around the belief that change happens through the inside out.  I help by focusing on your internal experiences so that your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations can be held with respect and curiosity.  I also support you in exploring your life experiences, relationship needs and anything else you are struggling with.  By focusing on the inside out, treatment becomes holistic and sustainable for your entire being.