Dr. Kristin Hansen, PhD

Dr. Kristin Hansen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice since 2001. She cares deeply about helping her clients work through challenges in their lives with sensitivity and humor. Everyone has challenges but sometimes involving a mental health professional is helpful to produce needed or desired change. In her work, Dr. Hansen takes into account the influences of psychology, biology, culture, family context, and spiritual/religious considerations. She helps her clients to heal where healing is needed and also helps them find new ways to see the world and strengthen their relationships with themselves and with others.  Her clients come to understand problematic patterns of relating within themselves and with others as she teaches them mindfulness skills, emotion regulation, and healthy ways of connecting in a safe experiential therapy process. Dr. Hansen’s psychotherapy work is informed by EFT, DBT, psychodynamic, IFS, and spiritually oriented psychotherapies. In addition to her therapy practice, she teaches and writes in the intersection of psychological agency, emotion, and religion/spirituality. Kristin and her husband enjoy their life together in the Salt Lake City area with their two inquisitive boys.



  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago (2000)

  • Internship and Post-Doctoral work at Harvard Medical School (1990-2001, 2002-2003)

  • Brigham Young University Adjunct Faculty, Department of Counseling Psychology, former Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Department

  • Former Clinical Faculty at the BYU Counseling Center

  • Former Editor, Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy (

 Clinical Focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Marriage Therapy and Relationship Counseling

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Grief and Loss

  • Religious/Spiritual Concerns

  • Trauma Therapy

  • Betrayal Trauma

  • Women-Specific Issues

  • Perinatal and Postpartum Depression

  • Infertility