I came to see Gary at Hanson Associates LLC during a sad and uncertain time in my life. Gary's approach was and continues to be very collaborative, non­threatening, honest and encouraging. The counseling I have experienced over the past 3+ years has blessed me with more wisdom, self­awareness and courage than I could have ever hoped for. Words can't begin to express the gratitude I have for Gary and the counseling he provided. I have recommended Gary to several friends and I know their experience has been as powerful as mine. Thank you, Gary!

G. G., Eden Prairie, MN

Counseling with Gary Hanson was very literally a life changing experience. Gary served as a sounding board and graciously invited me into a process of expanding my perspective of my issues. Counseling provided affirmation that the challenges I was experiencing were difficult and should not be minimized by me or anyone else. Also, Gary provided tools that helped me outside of counseling sessions. Most of all, Gary was discerning and adept with the use of spiritual materials, so the integration of counseling and faith, which I requested, was seamless and provided hope. Gary was truly a conduit for God’s healing. I’ve referred multiple people to Hanson Associates and they too have been blessed by counseling with Gary and Joy.

N. B., Shorewood, MN

I would highly recommend working with Joy on any issue in your life. She uses results based therapy where you get to choose where you would like be or how you would like to change at the end of your time in counseling. Then Joy helps you get there. You can ask for things to work on from week to week and get to practice your new way of thinking to make it a habit in your life. Joy helped me to see a different perspective on my circumstances which helped me to find the good in them and not dwell on the negative emotions. Instead, I was able to look for solutions which Joy gave me the confidence to pursue.

M. M., Maple Grove, MN