GETTING TO THE HEART OF WHAT MATTERS MOST
Deepening the Experience of Love in All Your Relationships through
the Process of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Dr. Carol Hansen specializes in creating relationships that are based on the experience of reciprocal love. We all have emotional hurts and wounds, possible inaccurate perceptions of others, and/or fears and anxieties that can hinder or block our ability to love and be loved. This limits the ways we can experience the joys and fulfillment of deep relational connectedness.
Through her many years of experience, both personally and professionally, Dr. Hansen realizes and understands that transformational healing can occur by being able to accept others as well as being present to the emotions evoked in ourselves. Psychoanalysis addresses a sacred space created by letting go our our perception of others and paying close attention to our own, sometimes painfully intense, emotional reactions. Fear, hurt, anger, rage, frustration, sadness, loss, and other emotions that disconnect and isolate us from the ones we love, are transformed into emotional experiences of unconditional love, acceptance, connectedness, and fulfillment.
As sometimes painfully challenging as they are, relationships are catalysts for our own emotional healing Rather than avoid or run away from these emotionally painful experiences, we can embrace them as opportunities for our own emotional growth and healing. This allows for the unfolding of subconscious parts of ourselves that may have been hidden from our conscious awareness. It creates the space for conscious awareness and integration so that we are whole and complete within ourseles. We are then able to access our full potentials leading to deeper self-love and feelings of happiness, joy, fulfillment, and success.
The relationships that evoke the most emotional pain have the highest potential for the biggest steps in our own personal growth and healing. The relationship with one's self, or the relationships with significant others, children and/or adolescents, parents, close friends, persons related to our work and/or employment, all have the potential to create tensions and disharmony. Dr. Hansen's psychoanalytic skills get right to the heart of the issues being evoked. The healing of these core issues and/or old misperceptions that are no longer serving us, transform to new ways of being where we can experience deeper feelings of love and connectedness.
Dr. Hansen specializes in individual treatment, as well as couples, families, and extended families. Her expertise reduces tensions that easily arise in these relationships and creates the opportunity for feeling understood as well as the emergence of love and deeper connectedness in all significant relationships. Her treatment methods brings unconscious patterns to conscious awareness, allowing for the understanding of current situations and experiences from a newly informed place, resulting in growth, change and success.