David Hanna

David Hanna

Licensed Professional Counselor

I specialize in helping people build meaningful, fun connections. Call me today to begin your journey to a more successful, connected and rich life.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

9713033004

2006 SE Ankeny Street

Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2006

Languages: English

Services

  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

When seeking a therapist you want someone who'll be able to recognize who you are and what you're needing. No one wants to waste their time or have the setback of meeting with someone and leaving the office more discouraged than before you came in. You're looking for someone to see you clearly and support you with whatever you're struggling with, wherever you're stuck, however much (or little) pain or confusion you're in - whether you're single, married, struggling as a step-parent, dealing with the loss of someone close, feeling lonely or dissatisfied. If you've ever felt like you're "too much" for those around you or if you're depressed, anxious and not getting what you want out of your relationships, work, or dating life, then counseling may be for you. I understand these challenges and together we can help you find a better way forward. We all need to be seen and no one's been seen enough. Let's build a therapeutic relationship that encourages your growth & health.

I’ve been working as a therapist since 2006. I received my master’s degree in applied behavioral science with a focus on systems counseling from The Leadership Institute of Seattle at Bastyr University. I hold a bachelor’s degree in electronic communication arts from San Francisco State University. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA and a Licensed Professional Counselor in OR. I come from a blended family, with full, half and stepsiblings. I have lost a parent and come through a challenging divorce stronger and more able to connect to others with similar challenges. I am empathic to the complex emotions and binds of being a sensitive person in relationships with friends, colleagues and family members who don’t always value those traits. As Hemingway said, "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling External link

    In my work as a couples therapist, I use insights from my family systems counseling training, and my additional studies of Gottman, Hendricks, Richo and Real's writings to guide my work with couples. I'm passionate about helping couples navigate the complexity of relationships and dealing with the often unsupported and rough waters of partnerships both new and established.

  • Family Systems External link

    We all have a family and that family can be the source of great joy... and great frustration. Understanding how to build successful family relationships is a struggle for most of us. My training is specifically in family systems counseling from Bastyr University and my ongoing training and professional growth is always related to better understanding family systems.

  • Coaching External link

    With the current state of the world, sometimes results need to be immediate. We don't always have time to explore the roots of our challenges. Coaching can be a great way to tackle a problem at face value and get it taken care of and behind you.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Men's Issues External link

    Being a man in this culture is not easy. There's a myriad of mixed messages about how we are supposed to act, think, feel, not-feel and behave. Our roles seem to be increasingly narrowed, as advertisers and media outlets continue to target our insecurities, therefore our sense of personal power can begin to diminish. I work with men to help them identify and understand their authentic selves.

  • Family Conflict External link

    I have years of experience working successfully with the complex challenges, feelings and binds that arise inside families for children, parents, grandparents, and siblings. I am able to support multiple family members through conflicts. I provide perspective and support at those times when the family is most angry and at odds with one another.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I care deeply about the rights, struggles and needs of gay, lesbian and transgender people. It is important to me to provide a place that is safe, supportive and attuned to the needs of all who experience and express their gender and sexuality in any way that they are most comfortable.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    So many of our challenges are rooted in our relationships with our romantic partners. Our romantic relationships are often our most precious, triggering, rewarding and conflict-laden relationships. Many of our conflicts in these relationships will never be resolved. We must learn to support our partners toward their greatest selves and vice-versa.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have many years of experience treating anxiety and stress successfully inter and intra-personally. I use both mindfulness practices as well as coaching interventions to tackle stress and anxiety in relationships to other people.

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