Jennifer Christen Hanson, Jennifer Hansonn, LCSW

(She, her, hers)
Preferred Name: Jenn

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been providing services to children, teens, and adults for over 20 years. My passion is watching my client's lives transform as they blossom into a strong, empowered individual. The success of my clients drives me to keep helping others overcome thier past traumatic experiences or life stressors. I enjoy using a wide variety of creative techniques including art, play, and animals in addition to talk therapy.

Education & Experience

I graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, with a clinical concentration in Children and Families. Since graduating, I have providing therapy and supervision in residential settings, a partial hospitalization program, and outpatient therapy practices. I have an extensive history working with adoloescents and adults- providing individual, group, and family therapy. In addition to EMDR, I provide trauma-informed practices, utilize dialectical behavioral therapy skills, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and traum-focused cogntive behavioral therapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I currenlty own and practice at Healing Hearts Counseling Center. I have been providing training and supervision to masters level interns since 2008. I also supervise master's level clinicians working towards achieving their LPC or LCSW.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth