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 feedback, and helpful tools built around a counseling/coaching model that will encourage you individually and/or as a couple to achieve your goals and dreams.

I am a graduate of Bethel Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and am licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in marriage counseling and individual counseling dealing with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss of hope. I also work with clients as a life coach.

I have been married to Joy for over 35 years and am a proud parent and grandparent. I strive to demonstrate a heartfelt compassion for those who are struggling with emotional and relational issues offering a solution-focused, family systems, brief therapy approach that provides practical solutions to personal and relational challenges and problems. My commitment is that couples will experience real hope for restoration of lost love, intimacy, and friendship, and that individuals will find a path to restoration and hope for the future.

Our Philosophy

We believe in the promise of restoration – emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Our goal is to provide individuals, couples and families with the tools necessary to address beliefs and patterns of behavior, which prevent them from reaching and maintaining their goals and dreams. This is accomplished through a respectful, collaborative, solution-focused approach addressing the whole person in the context of past and present experience and relationships.

At Your Invitation, a Faith-based Integration

At your request, we welcome the opportunity to integrate a faith-based Christian worldview with sound research-based clinical practice, while also regularly working with and respecting individuals and couples who do not practice a personal faith.