Shannon Hansen


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, Western Seminary, San Jose, CA

Languages Spoken:
English and Bokmål


Experience and Specialized Training:

  • Christian Counseling– Integration and Theology through Western Seminary, San Jose
  • PREPARE/ENRICH certified therapist (pre-marital and marital counseling) – August, 2016
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Systems

My Treatment Approach:

My passion is to help people recover from depression, anxiety, grief and trauma, and feeling “stuck” in life because of unhealthy relationships. My approach is focused on both increasing awareness and empowering you to action. Although my primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am comfortable using an eclectic orientation drawing from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Existential therapy.

It can be scary to take the steps necessary to a healthier and happier life, but I love to work compassionately with clients to help and challenge them to find the courage and strength to take each of those steps at their pace. We will look at how your life experiences have informed your sense of self, others and relationships, and work on goals of changing ineffective perspectives and behaviors. I enjoy helping clients identify poor boundaries and address restoring healthy boundaries in their personal and professional lives. I have experience and training in Christian counseling and am comfortable with integrating spiritual/cultural issues into the counseling process as you desire.

Areas of Focus:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality: Doubt, Church Life/Abuses, Faith-issues, various faith-traditions
  • Transitions: Grief/Loss, School issues, College, & Career, Friendship/Relationship Issues, Aging
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Family Areas: Pre-Marital counseling, Marital Counseling, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Blended Families, Divorce, Family Therapy
  • Codependency
  • Grief

Who I Work With:

Individuals, adults, children, (ages 4 – 12), adolescents, couples, families, groups


Direct Line: 510-830-1242
Alternate Line: 925-449-7925

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