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Brock Hansen (LICSW,MSW)
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 email@example.com. Other articles on topics of shame and eating disorders and emotional intelligence for kids can be found on his website at www.Change-for-Good.org. 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)
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.
Between $81-120 per session