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Curriculum Vitae 

Andrea Hanson M.Ed LCMHC

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Andrea has worked with clients across the globe who are seeking a deep recalibration from a state of trauma response to a state of self-love, creativity, wholeness, and flow.


Andrea has dedicated years training to become highly specialized and effective in artfully blending a mosaic of techniques from body movement, somatic release, integration, breathwork, psychedelic-assistance, and much more to provide gentle, yet life-changing bespoke intensives for clients who are ready for a big shift. 

Andrea's formal educations and professional experiences are listed below.  

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College Education

Professional Experience

University of Utah

In a cohort of 8 peers, Andrea attended 3 years of graduate school, earning a Master's of educational psychology in clinical mental health counseling. 

Bachelor's of science in psychology with a minor in Positive psychology. 


Associate's of science in criminal justice, emphasis in criminology & victimology

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) - Rick Ddblin, Ph.D

MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training. This 100 hour program trains qualified medical professional to utilize the approved research protocol for legal MDMA-Assisted therapy where it is FDA approved. Learn more about MAPS here.

Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI) 

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training and Psychedelic Treatment Clinic Foundations training. Qualified medical professionals learn about using ketamine as a jumping-off point for exploring the transformative potential of psychedelic therapy. Ketamine and psychedelic medicine preparation and integration. Tools for eliciting transformative sessions. Learn more about PRATI here.

Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies (TRF)

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score. To create a network of clinicians deeply familiar with trauma treatment modalities, Dr. van der Kolk created an intensive post-graduate certificate program. This intensive program immerses clinician into fundamentals necessary to become an expert trauma clinician. Learn more about TRF here.

Understanding Trauma: Foundations - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma - Dr. Jana Pressley

The Nature of Trauma: Developmental Neurobiology, Neuroimaging Research and effective Intervention - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment: EMDR and New Research Directions - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Adult Attachment Relationships - Dr. Jana Pressley

The Roles Intersectionality & Culture Humility Play when Working with Diverse Client Populations - Gary Bailey, MSW

Trauma Assessment of Children and Adults - Dr. Alexandra Cook

Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long Term Consequences - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

The Scope of Trauma Treatment: From Acute Interventions to Restoration of Self-Experience - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Introduction to ARC: The Attachment, Regulation and Competency Model - Dr. Margaret Blaustein

ARC & Supporting Regulation in Childhood - Dr. Margaret Blaustein

Adult Treatment Through the Lens of Components-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) - Dr. Elizabeth Hopper

Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory - Dr. Stephen Porges

We Do Not Work Alone: Implementing and Sustaining Trauma Informed Systems - Patricia Wilcox, LCSW

Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Bottom-up Interventions for Childhood Trauma - Dr. Elizabeth Warner

Trauma, Balance, and Sensory Integration: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) - Anne Westcott, LICSW

Trauma, PTSD and the Mind-Body Relationship - Matthew Sanford, M.A.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Model for Accelerated Change - Dr. Deborah Korn

Trauma Processing with Children - Michele Henderson, LICSW

Making Connections: The Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma - Dr. Lorraine Freedle

Use of Play and Activity to Support Trauma-informed Treatment - Steven Gross, MSW

Incorporating Play Therapy into Evidence-Based Treatment - Dr. Jennifer Lefebre

Working with Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth - Dr. Jon Ebert and Dr. Tarah Kuhn

Internal Family Systems - Dr. Richard Shwartz

The Use of Internal Family Systems Model in Trauma Treatment - Dr. Frank Anderson

Trauma & Altered States of Consciousness - Dr. Ruth Lanius

Trauma-Informed Change Making - Ilya Yacevich, MA, LMFT, and Anita Shankar, MPH

Impact of Trauma in Adult Spirituality and Meaning-Making - Dr. Jana Pressley

Caring for the Caregiver: Vicarious Trauma - Dr. Jana Pressley

Neurobiofeedback - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Dr. Ainat Rogel, Dr. Diana Martinez

The Future of Trauma Interventions - Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Global Education Institute (GEI) Certification Training Course: Best practices in transgender medical and mental health care standards and implementation in clinical practice. 

EMDR Consulting - Dr. Roy Kiessling

EMDR Consulting is an EMDRIA approved EMDR certification course providing clinicians with the most effective techniques for integrating EMDR into sessions. Unlike other EMDR trainings, Dr. Kiessling teaches a gentle yet highly effective method that does not require a "touchstone memory". Learn more about EMDR Consulting here

Certified Family Trauma Professional - Dr. Robert Rhoton and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional - Dr. Janina Fisher, Dr. Tim Worden, Dr. Andrew Tatarsky, Zachary Alti LCSW, Michael Barnett Ma EdS LPC, David Kessler MA RN FACHE

Trauma and Addiction - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Deirdre Stewart LPC, SEP, BCN, Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, Dr. Tian Dayton TEP, Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, Dr. Whitney Howzell, Dr. Jon Caldwell, Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN, Dr. Stefanie Carnes, Dr. Gabor Maté, Peter Levine, Dr. Kevin McCauley, Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Erica Sarr,  Dr. Nicole Garber

Clinical Supervision Mastery Course - Dr. Lois Ehrmann, Dr. Susan Lewis

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) - Jenn Turner LCMHC, RYT, Dave Emerson YACEP, Dr. Sydney Spears

The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI is dedicated to creating body-first models of care for survivors of complex trauma. Learn more about TCTSY here. 

Racial Injustice and Trauma

EFT - Addiction Treatment in Couples Therapy

Lifestyle Prescriptions

Lifestyle prescriptions provides a personalized neuro self-help roadmap based on your online assessment results. The roadmap is backed by peer-reviewed neuroscience. 

Private Practice

Andrea sees clients one and one, in couples, and families offering short-term rapid recalibration over the span of a few months. In private practice, Andrea provides psychedelic-assisted therapy. 

Elevations RTC

Andrea helped teens in a residential center and their families navigate family and generation trauma that was manifesting as highly risky behaviors such as self-harm, addiction, running away, anger, and dropping out of school. 

The Pheonix Recovery Center

Andrea worked with adult women with severe addictions in a residential setting. She helped them work through the trauma behind the addiction, allowing them to find a stable center and move forward in grounded sobriety. 

Neurobehavioral Center for Growth

At NBCG, Andrea worked with a variety of clients ages 3-72 with symptoms from hallucinations and delusions to social and focus concerns. 


Andrea help clients who were addicted to heroine and clients who were leaving the federal bureau of prisons to create a state of internal wholeness and wellness leading to sobriety and decreased recidivism.  

University of Utah

Student Counseling


During her graduate school practicum, Andrea worked with volunteer clients. Sessions were video taped and reviewed with her supervisors, professors, and class for feedback and improvement. 

Rape Recovery Center

Andrea volunteered at the rape recovery center, answering crisis calls, providing support, and offering resources. 

Continued Education

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