Candace Hanson | MA, LMFT
Candace believes healing comes first and foremost, when our stories and struggles are heard and validated. She highly values the therapeutic relationship, and works to create a safe environment for clients that includes empathy, compassion, and understanding. Candace also believes in the power of mind-body connection, and encourages clients to learn how to listen to and regulate their own minds and emotions in order to overcome challenges.
Candace specializes in working with children and adolescents (6mo to 19), individuals (20+), and families. Trained in Systems Theory, Candace helps clients heal within the context of their relationships with others, both within and outside of their families. She finds interest and passion working with issues related to anxiety, mood, trauma, attachment, self-harm, grief, anger management, self-esteem, parenting, divorce, and life cycle stages. She also understands and values the importance of one’s culture, and invites clients to bring all parts of themselves to therapy. Candace has been trained in Play Therapy, Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: Revised Edition (DC:0-3R), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator.
Candace is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#3072). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Candace has previous experience as a personal care assistant, providing therapy and skills in home based and outpatient settings, and working with toddlers in a mental health day treatment.
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