S. Dianne Hansen, MA, Education-Psychology/ BS, Sociology/Social Work
Dianne has worked in mental health counseling and related fields since 1988. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a graduate of George Fox University, where she studied sociology and social work and earned a BS in Sociology/Social Work. She received her MA in Ed-Psychology from Heritage University in 1999. Dianne has worked with various agencies and populations over the years and brings years of experience and a compassionate, caring approach to our practice. She loves working with veterans and their families.
Marv first worked with the military after being drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. After becoming a counselor in the military, Marv moved into crisis intervention work with adolescents and their families. Later he developed a family counseling agency. He also worked with foster and group homes, and a youth work program. Since then, he has worked for county mental health agencies and been in private practice. His current private practice involves working with veterans and their families. Marv works with individuals, couples, and groups, and does mediation and hypnosis. He has specialized in chronic mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive disorder, PTSD, to list some). Marv says he is still reading research, but most of what he knows is what he learned by listening to those who have blessed him with sharing their life stories.
An Army Brat herself, Sue Dickinson has recently returned from working all over the world with active military personnel and their families with much of this work centered on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. With more than thirty years of professional mental health experience, Sue has expertise with a wide range of issues including PTSD, marriage counseling, parenting, and depression/anxiety, anger, and life transitions. Sue holds a Master’s of Science degree in social work from Antioch University.
Organizations in Central Washington provide retreats for veterans, usually couples.
Chelan – Honorable Welcome Home
Offers retreats in March and May.
For more information contact:
Pastor Paul Palumbo, 509-682-9063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Veterans Transportation Service, a transportation service to VA Medical Centers and Community Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s).
For program information, contact:
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly Street Spokane, WA 99205
– See more at: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vtp/map.asp#Washington