Meet Linda

I moved to La Grande, Oregon from Colorado 4 years ago. I received a Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University in 1999 and received my license as a professional counselor (LPC).  I worked for Colorado Christian Counseling and a behavioral health hospital helping adults struggling with life-threatening eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia.

Shortly after moving to Oregon, I met state requirements to obtain my license in professional counseling (LPC) and began my private practice in La Grande 2018. I recently retired my Oregon counseling license in February 2022. Total license time is 12 years between Colorado and Oregon. 

I continue working in my private practice as a Relationship Coach. My business name is Intentional Coaching LLC and I am located in the downtown area of La Grande. 

I incorporate my educational training, clinical experience, using proven therapy modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT) complimenting the Word of God.

I love working with adults battling to live life the way God intended. 

I believe change can happen, here are a few of my thoughts:

  • Exploring and discovering your key values
  • Learn to believe you are more than your problems
  • Learn to feel and express emotions appropriately
  • Learn about setting healthy boundaries in love to improve relationships
  • Willingness to look at “old strategies” that no longer work
  • Be intentional with a desire to think in new ways
  • Learn to be vulnerable for healing current and past pain
  • Biblical truth, surrender, freedom, acceptance and forgiveness
  • Finding true connection and community

My own life story dealing with depression, insecurity, grief and loss, shame, marriage issues, pride, stubbornness, boundary deficits and life transitions play a part in helping me to see you. 

I offer empathy, compassion and experience as we walk together in your hurt and pain while moving toward healing and hope.

Personally, I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I love being with my family, 2 dogs and my rescued, stray cat. I love the ocean anytime of year. I love to hike, walk up hills, camp, fish and most anything that keeps me outdoors. I love reading, shoes, coffee with a friend, decorating, and cat puzzles. I love Jesus and my community of faith.

Linda Hanson