Meet Tracy

my profileI hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Science.  I am the founder of Hansen Hearts Counseling (formerly Hansen Hearts Consulting) and an advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.

I believe strongly in the importance of relationships.  My counseling practice is based on relationships.  My counseling style integrates several different therapeutic theories, styles, and techniques, depending on what best fits your needs, however I mainly counsel from a Solution Focused and Relational Cultural Theory approach.  The Nurtured Heart Approach is a part of all of my relationships both inside and outside of the therapy office.

I am a wife of 17 years and a proud mother to 3 wonderful children ages 16, 14, and 11.  One child has expressed, “I am your inspiration for becoming a counselor.  You should hang my picture on your wall.”  Another has taught me about Autism and Asperger’s.  And the third tried to explain to me that “everything is your fault mom.”  Actually together we discovered this isn’t entirely true, but I learned much more about the role I play.


Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, Graduated May 2015

Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Science; North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, Graduated May, 1996
Emphasis: Psychology


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), #842-6-15-15

  CREDENTIALS, AFFILIATION, ORGANIZATIONS, TRAINING National Certified Counselor (NCC) #631590 Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach © Certification trainings – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Meet Dakota

dakotaHi, my name is Dakota, and I am an 8 year old Golden Retriever.  I am certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen.  I LOVE working with people.  My role is to help you feel more at ease during your counseling sessions.    I love treats and being petted.  When I am not at work, I enjoy being lazy, especially at the lake.  I have a stuffed animal that I am proud to say I have not chewed a hole in almost a year!  This is a huge accomplishment as my previous record was about 5 days.  I cannot wait to meet you!