Last updated: 4/14/2020

Barbara A Hanson (202) 615-1288
Last Updated: 4/14/2020
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Life Transitions COPE with COVID-19 Sliding scale available during pandemic Confidential online counseling We are in this together

Gender: Female

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Barbara believes in a collaborative approach that is based on client strengths and resiliency. The therapeutic process is constructed to develop effective coping techniques and strategies with the stressors of today's crisis. This framework supports the clients in learning how to create a coping and skills toolbox to meet the challenges of life today and in the future.

Barbara specializes in providing Life Transition support, grief, loss, and substance abuse counseling for men and women.  As a Tricare Certified Mental Health Counselor, Barbara provided experience and dedication to the National Veterans Center in collaboration with the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing to serve Veterans, Service Members, and their families.

As a counselor at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in the RECOVER program, Barbara worked with families through the process of identifying a loved one. RECOVER is a collaborative program with the District of Columbia Medical Examiners Office.

Barbara has experience working in the Addictions Recovery field in residential settings for men and women. She has provided individual and group counseling addressing substance abuse issues.

Barbara's training as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor II provides the experience, clinical skills, and compassion to work with each individual at his or her pace and address issues that each client defines as most important to their quality of life.

Focusing on:
Grief/Loss Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Depression Dual Diagnosis Life Transitions Men's Issues Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Office and Contact Information
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Barbara Hanson
Washington, DC 20024  

(202) 615-1288

Contact: Barbara Hanson

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 7

DC - LPC [14497]
DC - Chemical Dependency Professional [1226]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $160
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Military/Veterans Polyamorous Unemployed
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Holistic Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Case Management Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Italian Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA) American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Society of Certified Senior Advisors