Brock Hansen - YourTango Expert Partner, Author, Counselor/Therapist, Family Coach, Health Coach, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Relationship Coach, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter, Wellness Coach - Washington, DC
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Brock Hansen (LICSW,MSW)

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Phone 202-656-3801

Fax: 202-204-6100

Brock Hansen, LCSW, author of Shame and Anger: The Criticism Connection, is a clinical social worker and personal effectiveness coach with over thirty years experience in counseling individuals with a variety of problems related to shame and anger. Educated at Johns Hopkins University and Smith College School for Social Work and trained in hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming, as well as cognitive therapy, he has a private practice in Washington, DC. He is also available for telephone coaching and speaking engagements and can be contacted by email at Other articles on topics of shame and eating disorders and emotional intelligence for kids can be found on his website at He lives near his DC office with his wife of 40 years, Penelope.

 “Whether or not we think we can benefit from criticism, we are all going to get plenty of it and we might as well learn how to handle it effectively. Shame and anger will inevitably be involved and those powerful emotional responses so confuse and overwhelm our experience of criticism that we will have difficulty responding objectively and effectively.” (p. 21 of Shame and Anger: The Criticism Connection)

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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

It has been a long time since I chose the mental health profession after about a year and a half as a computer programmer.  I turned out to be more fascinated by people than by computers, I guess. But I can say that I have always enjoyed working compassionately with people, enjoyed the trust they place in me, and been delighted when our work together has been successful and helpful.

I am regularly astounded at my clients' capacity for resillience, creativity, and courage.  The great thing about hypnosis is helping a person discover their own undiscovered capacity for these qualities and find new ways to apply them.

Brock Hansen

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Fee Range:

Between $81-120 per session

Brock Hansen

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues


Eating & Food Issues



Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

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Family Coach

Health Coach


Life Coach

Marriage and Family Therapist

Relationship Coach

Social Worker


Wellness Coach

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At my office


Via Skype

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Licence information:

Expiration 7/31/15
Number LC00301160

Articles by Brock Hansen
Trouble In Paradise

Habits of Loneliness

Loneliness is a feeling related to abandonment. Chronic loneliness can be a habit we need to fight.

Personal Development Coach: How To Deal With Bullying At Work

Bullying In The Workplace: Tips & Coping Advice

1/3 of workers report being bullied on the job; protecting yourself requires a hard-headed strategy.

Working Love

Coping with Bullying in the Workplace [EXPERT]

1/3 of workers report being bullied on the job, Protecting yourself requires a hard headed strategy.


The Shame Game: How Self-Image Affects Your Relationships

Shame is a poorly understood emotion that can become toxic to yourself and your relationships.

Exercise Your Left Prefrontal Lobe  - Emotional Fitness

Exercise Your Left Prefrontal Lobe - Emotional Fitness

If we can be motivated to exercise our bodies and our minds, why not try Emotional Fitness as well?

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All Specialties

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety Issues, Chronic Pain/Disability or Illness, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Drug and Alcohol, Eating & Food Issues, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health Coach, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Life Transitions, NLP, Parenting, Phobias/OCD, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness