Brock Hansen, YourTango Expert Partner

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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3801 Connecticut Ave, NW Ste 100 D
Washington, DC
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I Believe

The brain is designed to focus on pain and danger.  No wonder we worry.

There are some things in life we can't change, but many that we can.

The real problem ...

About Me

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.

Main SpecialtyAnxiety Issues
Eating & Food Issues
CredentialsLICSW, MSW
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseAuthor
Family Coach
Health Coach
Life Coach
Marriage and Family Therapist
Relationship Coach
Social Worker
Wellness Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 7/31/15
Number LC00301160
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