About Waverly J. Hanson, MA:

Waverly J. Hanson

Waverly J. Hanson

“Helping people find life choices!” This describes the positive approach Waverly uses when working with clients and marriage counseling. She strongly believes that people can and do change for the better when they see the need and benefit and has seen many “miraculous” turnarounds in lives over her many years of work.

Her nurturing and gently challenging coaching manner fits well with clients who often feel overwhelmed and sometimes pretty hopeless about their life situations when beginning their journey with Waverly.

Waverly uses a myriad of methods in working with clients as she is extremely practical and solution-oriented and believes in giving people tools that they can actually use in their daily lives. Probably cognitive-behavioral would best describe the majority of her work. She also has an excellent referral system for those who need other types of help with trauma.

Waverly offers numerous communication workshops and seminars believing that many people often just need to learn and develop their love, relationship and connection skills. People also often request personal coaching/counseling/consulting sessions or possibly want to become part of a small group learning experience if available.

She has served hundreds + as a therapist/counselor/coach/consultant. She has worked with numerous couples, individuals, families, including teens, children and groups. This includes working with families in crisis for many years as well as clients suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues. (Due to her personal experience with the loss of her son at age 24, and other friends and family she is able to personally relate to these issues.)

Her credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Relationship Coach, Military and Family Life Consultant and Certified Trainer. She also continues to serve as a parent educator for over 30 years. Her Master’s Degree is in Counseling.

In addition she has developed curriculum and presented two day professional trainings to other professionals.

She has also serves as a life coach and provides consultation, training, coordination and start up expertise to other developments/small businesses/numerous community volunteer projects. She planned and directed and co-directed retreats/conferences/musical events for over 1400 people with well over 100 volunteers. She also has a long history working in education and in owning and managing real estate, which adds to her expertise.

In her personal life, she has had a long successful marriage and is currently remarrying following her husband’s death. She has had three sons, helped finish raising a niece for 3 years, has 7 grandchildren of her own. Loves to spend time doing crafts and other fun activities with them. She also loves performing music with her sisters in a benefit show, getting together with family and friends, ATVing in the mountains, photography, walking, traveling, loves to read and creating beautiful art and decorating, and, of course, serving others by volunteering.