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Hans Olson

Functional Family Practitioner

“There are many ways.” I am a relational therapist and feel that all behavior and communication serves a function to get needs met. Our job is to work together to find healthier ways to reach those goals. I strive to create space in which this can happen. I use the connections I form with each client and their family to collaboratively shape my intervention and our therapeutic path.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 9-18
  • Some of my specific interests include working with emotional regulation, gender, and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self- Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have been working as a mental health practitioner since 2014 including individual, couples, group, and family therapy. Prior to this, I worked for 11 years as a youth advocate and mentor primarily serving families affected by domestic violence.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree - Women's Studies
  • Master's degree - Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT)
  • Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family (MA)

FFT Referral Information

Referrals are made directly through Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Case Managers or Hennepin County Juvenile Probation Officers.