A highly experienced practitioner and speaker/presenter, Tanya Hansen is passionate about thriving relationships, career and life satisfaction, and self-improvement. Her work with couples, individual adults and youth/young adults are prominent parts of her private practice. To celebrate nearly 12 years of private practice, and in light of lessons learned during the COVID pandemic, Tanya will be taking more of her practice online to take advantage of the convenience of therapy from your home, workplace, or on the road, and is in the process of creating virtual services such as online courses in the areas of anxiety, stress, burnout, parenting, working with youth and young adults, and relationships - COMING SOON!
Tanya believes in focusing on specific areas of expertise in order to best serve her clients. It is unlikely that one therapist can be an expert in everything and by working with an expert, you are likely to receive the most focused, and best care for your needs. See below for more information of areas of specialty. Tanya Hansen therapy opened in December of 2021 and is celebrating 10 years of service to Okotoks and area, as well as South Calgary.
MY GOALS FOR YOU AND WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I believe that for many people, their occupation can be a calling and a even a lifestyle, and I see this as what defines myself as a therapist. I truly have a passion to see people experience better lives, as an individual, in the context of a relationship, at work, in their family, and in finding happiness and living their best life. Improvement and positive changes, not perfection, are realistic goals for counselling and will lead to the best outcomes in therapy.
On a personal note, I love spending time with friends and family, taking acting classes and acting for television and film- feel welcome check out my IMDB at
participating in film festivals and local media projects, watching mystery movies, being in or near the water anytime I can (not easy on the prairies), writing, yoga, and working out.
Tanya Hansen is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor specializing in individual, couples and working with youth, and career/vocational counselling, including vocational rehabilitation, and maintains private practices primarily in Okotoks and South Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Tanya has over 25 years experience in marriage and individual therapy, and is a graduate of Capella University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and a Master of Theological Studies in Counselling, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioural; Gottman Couples Counselling; and Solution-Focused Counselling, Tanya is currently serving as private practitioner working with select areas of expertise which allow her to be a specialist in her areas of counselling therapy. Among her areas of expertise are: anxiety; couples; relationships including working through divorce and separation and rebuilding your life after a relationship ends; youth/young adult issues; and career/workplace/vocational/burnout recovery counselling.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Tanya has presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of marriage and relationships; parenting; vocational rehabilitation' and youth/young adult concerns. Tanya has also written for newspapers (hard copy and online) as well as online magazines.
Tanya is an interactive, solution-focused therapist and has specific training in Gottman Relationship Therapy; Divorce and Separation Care; Anxiety and Depression Care; CBT; REBT; and has several years of experience in career planning and coaching. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education - over 26 years experience
M.Sc - Clinical Mental Health Counselling (Capella University), Minneapolis, MN
MTS (Counselling) (Trinity Western University), Langley, BC
Gottman Level 3 training - advancing to Certified Gottman Therapist in late 2021 (Marital/Relationship Counselling)
REBT training - New York, USA
Licensed/Certified as a Registered Provisional Psychologist/Psychotherapist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and PACCP
Past Board Member for Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP).
Tanya Hansen has lived and worked in Okotoks for 17 years and is married with two children ages 15 and 19 years old.