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Stephen Hansen, Licensed Psychologist

Stephen Hansen

Licensed Psychologist

Hi there, I'm Stephen

I have been practicing since 2006. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Most of my work has been done with adults and late teens of all backgrounds, races, creeds, and sexual orientations. I have a “laid-back” personality with a good sense of humor, which tends to put clients at ease and promote an open atmosphere for sharing.An example of how I approach a therapeutic situation would be anxiety, particularly specific anxiety. Say you are anxious about riding elevators. We might begin with a foundation of mindfulness, which is relaxation and meditation exercises. We would then approach the anxiety of riding in an elevator slowly. Today’s typical approach is through “flooding,” which involves immersing the person in the anxiety-producing situation until the anxiety remits. I find a progressive exposure approach produces more acceptance and you will feel more comfortable pursuing the therapy. So, this would involve you progressively exposing yourself to elevator rides with mindfulness as a foundation to support the endeavor. We would work together on exactly how to begin the exposure and progress in a fashion you would be comfortable with. Eventually, you would comfortably ride an elevator to whatever floor, with mindfulness training as the foundation to be turned to if there are setbacks.However, one of the most interesting aspects of therapy I have learned, above and beyond the treatments and philosophies psychologists offer, is that a client’s first need is to be heard. A client-centered approach offering empathy, compassion, and understanding is necessary for building the rapport necessary for working together to tackle one’s problems.

Hi there, I'm Stephen

I have been practicing since 2006. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Most of my work has been done with adults and late teens of all backgrounds, races, creeds, and sexual orientations. I have a “laid-back” personality with a good sense of humor, which tends to put clients at ease and promote an open atmosphere for sharing.An example of how I approach a therapeutic situation would be anxiety, particularly specific anxiety. Say you are anxious about riding elevators. We might begin with a foundation of mindfulness, which is relaxation and meditation exercises. We would then approach the anxiety of riding in an elevator slowly. Today’s typical approach is through “flooding,” which involves immersing the person in the anxiety-producing situation until the anxiety remits. I find a progressive exposure approach produces more acceptance and you will feel more comfortable pursuing the therapy. So, this would involve you progressively exposing yourself to elevator rides with mindfulness as a foundation to support the endeavor. We would work together on exactly how to begin the exposure and progress in a fashion you would be comfortable with. Eventually, you would comfortably ride an elevator to whatever floor, with mindfulness training as the foundation to be turned to if there are setbacks.However, one of the most interesting aspects of therapy I have learned, above and beyond the treatments and philosophies psychologists offer, is that a client’s first need is to be heard. A client-centered approach offering empathy, compassion, and understanding is necessary for building the rapport necessary for working together to tackle one’s problems.

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Stephen's upcoming availability

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Stephen's upcoming availability

💬 Stephen’s soonest availability is below – find a time that works for you! We’ll then collect information, like your name and insurance, to finalize the session. You can call (323) 205-7088 or email support@pathccm.com if you need help!
All times are shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT).
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What to expect

Stephen is in-network with Aetna, Optum, Cigna, BCBS

After gathering your information, we'll share your out-of-pocket costs before finalizing the appointment

Zoom video session

1-hour session

Speaks English

What to expect

Stephen is in-network with Aetna, Optum, Cigna, BCBS

After gathering your information, we'll share your out-of-pocket costs before finalizing the appointment

Zoom video session

1-hour session

Speaks English

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Who is Path?

Path helps patients find a therapist who meets their preferences, is in-network with their insurance, and is accepting new patients with availability this week. Patients match with a therapist, schedule their first session, and handle billing all within the Path platform, making it easy to get the help they need from a qualified professional they can trust.

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