Welcome to Hanson Counseling and MarriageRenew®

Why Choose Hanson Associates

Clients regularly share that they appreciate our proactive approach providing solution-focused direction, skilled feedback, and helpful tools built around a counseling/coaching model that will encourage as well as challenge.

Counseling for Life’s Journey

We specialize in working with marriages/couples (an approach we call MarriageRenew®) and adult clients dealing with issues of relationship challenges, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, abuse past and present, and a lost sense of direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you specialize? Is there any hope for our marriage? Can people change? Do you have experience dealing with infidelity and affairs? Do you accept insurance? My partner doesn’t want to participate, is there anything I can do?

We Welcome Your Call or Email

We welcome your call or email with any questions you may have – at no obligation to you. Our office is conveniently located at I-694 and Hemlock Ln N in Maple Grove with easy access from throughout the metro and surrounding area.

Who we Are

  • Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT

    We are Gary and Joy Hanson – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Clients regularly share that they appreciate our proactive approach providing solution-focused direction, skilled…

  • Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

    We offer professional counseling/coaching services including: marriage and couples counseling, individual counseling, and life coaching. We specialize in working with adults dealing with relationship and…

    Our Services

    • Marriage Counseling / Couples Counseling
      Marriage Counseling / Couples Counseling: These are our goals for MarriageRenew® – the hope and reality of beginning again, restored, revived, replenished, youthful, strong and long-lasting – “as if new again.” re•new [ri-noo, -nyoo] – verb to begin or take up again. to make effective for an additional period. to…
    • Individual Counseling
      Individual Counseling: Solution-focused, cognitive therapy is a time-effective, cost-efficient approach to individual counseling widely used for many personal problems. Research supports that cognitive therapy is often listed as a treatment-of-choice for depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, prolonged sadness and stress management just to name a few. Solution-focused, cognitive therapy can help…
    • Discernment Counseling for Couples
      Discernment Counseling for Couples: Discernment counseling is a targeted approach for “mixed agenda” couples where one partner desires reconciliation and renewal of the relationship, while the other partner has expressed consideration of ending it. Currently a focus of research at the University of Minnesota, Discernment Counseling acknowledges that couples who…
    • Prepare for Marriage
      Prepare for Marriage: One study shows that couples can improve their chances of staying married by 30% or more in the first years of marriage by taking this important step. Pre-marriage counseling makes sense! A timeless gift to give someone you love. Our Pre-marriage Counseling process: You contact us at…
    • Life Coaching
      Life Coaching: Life Coaching is about understanding our “sense-of-self” – it’s not just vision planning and goal-setting – it’s about understanding what has shaped us and our patterns of thought so that we can make better decisions and realize the goals and dreams we have for ourselves and those we…

     

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    Our office is conveniently located at I-694 and Hemlock Lane North in Maple Grove with easy access from throughout the metro and surrounding area.

    Hanson Associates LLC
    7200 Hemlock Lane North – Ste 108
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
    Phone:  763-533-5339
    Fax:  763-390-0862