Heidi Hanson, MA
MFT Registered Intern – IMF91390
Ojai and Ventura Office
Sliding Scale $130 – $60 per hour
Throughout my professional career as a counselor, I have been most inspired by the human capacity for compassion and courage. Where once avoidance, detachment, fear or confusion were the driving forces, I have witnessed clients prevail through the dynamic strategies of resilience and the determined desire for emotional regulation. I am continually privileged to participate in the process of personal empowerment.
My client-centered approach is a balance between the energetic space of empathy and the over-arching umbrella of open-mindedness. I am studying and practicing a variety of therapeutic experiences, including the meditative form of mindfulness, somatic experiences, Gestalt, art therapy, and narrative therapy.
I believe the human spirit, the unconscious and mindful aspects of the human psyche, is a special space where the holistic approach of psychotherapy can support peaceful transformations in relation to self and others. It is my hope that my enthusiasm for understanding presence, or the space we call “now,” will provide a vessel for change and the safe process of curiosity.
“Compassionate curiosity. A heart’s vision.”