Christal Hanson, LICSW

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Phone: 304-249-4901

Christal Hanson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of West Virginia. Christal’s areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, depression and life transitions.  

Education and Counseling Philosophy

My therapy practice is grounded in the strong belief that each individual possesses a deep capacity for wisdom, growth and healing.  My role as therapist is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment where clients can navigate life challenges, heal from painful experiences and enjoy tremendous personal growth.  

I am trained and competent in a variety of therapeutic approaches.  I do use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist clients in treating unresolved trauma and overcoming distressing life experiences.   

I graduated from Shepherd University with a BS in Sociology and BA in Psychology.  I proceeded to obtain a Masters of Social Work(MSW) from West Virginia University.  I also possess a graduate certificate in Human Services Management from University of Maryland School of Social Work.  

Services Offered

  • Individual Therapy

  • Virtual Therapy

Services Provided For

  • Adults 18+


  • Trauma and PTSD 
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Depression 
  • ADHD  


  • Social Work
  • Strength-Based 
  • Integrative 
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Compassion Focused  
  • Trauma Focused  
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy 
  • Motivational Interviewing 

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna Better Health of West Virginia

  • BCBS  

  • Medicaid

  • Optum 

  • Peak Health

  • PEIA 

  • The Health Plan of West Virginia

  • UMR

  • United Healthcare 

  • Unicare



  • Monday - Friday
    Hours Vary