Last updated: 5/14/2019

Barbara A Hanson, LPC, CACII (202) 615-1288
Last Updated: 5/14/2019
LPC, CACII, District of Columbia
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Years of Experience: 5

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


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

Credentials and Certifications:
Addictions Specialist, Certified (CAS)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Professional Counselor, Licensed (LPC)

Barbara has a breadth and depth of experience, in working with people especially dealing with issues of grief, loss and life transitions. Some of the places she has worked at include the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, the RECOVER Program at the DC Medical Examiner's Office, National Veterans Center and So Others Might Eat.

Barbara believes in an approach that is based on client strengths and resiliency. The therapeutic process is constructed to develop effective coping techniques and strategies. This framework supports the clients in learning how to create a foundation and skills toolbox to meet the challenges of life today and the future.
Barbara specializes in providing 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 grief 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.

Office and Contact Information
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Barbara Hanson
Washington, DC 20024  

(202) 615-1288

Contact: Barbara Hanson

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Access by Public Transportation

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Grief/Loss Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Anger Management Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Depression Dual Diagnosis Life Transitions Men's Issues Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Spiritual/Religious Concerns
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) Case Management Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
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
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BluePreferred) TRICARE