Erin Hanson, LMSW

(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Healthcare Provider

"Let’s be real: life is tough, often painful. Life is filled with twists and turns, and it can knock us down even farther when we believe we are already at our lowest point. It takes incredible strength and courage to be able to process intense emotions."

Erin has had the privilege to be trusted to serve people who have experienced great trauma. Through this work, she has seen the impact that acceptance, nonjudgement, empathy, and understanding can make to a person working to overcome their situations.

Master of Social Work, 2019
Clarke University, Dubuque, IA

Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology, 2018
Clarke University, Dubuque, IA

Erin's Areas
of Expertise

Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic and Severe Illness, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Gender Affirming Care, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Affirming Care, PTSD, Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Trauma

Offering Mental Health Therapy Services For

Teens & Adults

Treatment
Methods

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Get to know Erin

Erin Hanson has known since she was a young child that she wanted to help people. She chose to become a mental health therapist to help guide individuals through life’s unpredictable ups and downs. Putting it frankly, life can be tough and Erin wants to help as many individuals out there who may feel alone, vulnerable, and misunderstood.

Experienced and Compassionate

In her work in mental health, Erin has had the privilege to be trusted to serve people who have experienced great trauma. Through this work, she has seen the impact that acceptance, nonjudgement, empathy, and understanding can make to a person working to overcome their situations. Helping people to navigate their deepest, darkest, and shaming moments is a humbling experience. Erin is honored to be able to help people understand that they are not alone and that there is hope.

You are not alone.

Every person’s life is filled with twists and turns. Those twists and turns can knock us down even farther when we believe we are already at our lowest point. In a perfect world, we would all be happy all the time, and nothing would ever hold us back. Unfortunately, life is not like that. Sometimes we need to admit to ourselves that we need some extra help, and that is okay. And sometimes the answers we seek are inside ourselves but may be impossible to find. Allowing another person in to provide us with insights can give us a brighter tomorrow.

Erin wants you to know that it takes incredible strength and courage to be able to process intense emotions. Related, exploring the potential causes of our suffering takes time and requires self-compassion. She understands and empathize with the ambivalence you may be experiencing and is here to help.

Erin is not here to “fix” you.

You are not broken. You are worthy. Erin’s role is to help you navigate this journey we call “life.” She will provide you with the tools you need to become the best version of you. Know this: Her goal is not to “fix” you. Instead, she wants to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space where you can work together to help you reach your goals.

Erin wants your to feel comfortable from the moment you walk through the door. She will be real and authentic with you. We are all people and everyone has their moments that they need support from others. That’s why she is here to help.

An animal lover ready to serve.

If you are an animal lover, you will get along very well with Erin. She absolutely adores all cute and cuddly creatures and hopes to one day be able to use service animals to support patient care. If you are ready to take that next step on your mental health journey, please reach out to schedule an appointment with Erin.

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