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Giovanna Hanson, LCSW
I consider myself an eclectic therapist as I am firm believer that one size does not fit all, especially in therapy.

Our Team

Giovanna Hanson, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist, and in the last six years, I have been focusing on helping clients through their healing and self-discovery journey. After working with Active-Duty service members, my practice evolved from general mental wellness to trauma-focused therapy with an emphasis on disorders co-morbid to it. Our first sessions will consist of a bio-psychosocial assessment that will allow us to build rapport. I consider myself an eclectic therapist as I am firm believer that one size does not fit all, especially in therapy.

Education

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 93398

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Because I saw a need for mental health providers within the military community.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love hanging out with my dogs and going on walks with them.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Watching my favorite TV shows and cuddling with my dogs.

What book have you read more than once?

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The book is just amazing and felt like I missed some key details the first time a read it. A must read!

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Children.org because they support low income children.

How do you recharge?

I take lots of naps in my time off and watch a lot of TV.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, my favorite story is when my dog stole a bag of Skittles on Halloween and we caught him eating it.