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Christina Hansen Cohen, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist whose clinical work includes hospital settings as well as private practice. Her services include individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations for all ages. Dr. Hansen received specialized training in pediatric psychology, health psychology, neuropsychological evaluation, and family law. She frequently researches and presents on anxiety, ADHD, parenting, mental health in general, and family law matters. Dr. Hansen attended St. Olaf College for her undergraduate work, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies. She then received her Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology from MSPP/Argosy University, where she specialized in Child Psychology and Health Psychology. She has been recognized as an expert in court regarding family law issues, child development, domestic violence, and alienation. Dr. Hansen has testified hundreds of times in the Florida Court System and is well versed in family law issues with over 10 years of experience. She is a certified Family Court Mediator and Expert Consultant. Dr. Hansen is active in her community and serves on several boards. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her 6-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son, and two dogs. She originated from Illinois, but considers Minnesota home, as that is where she lived for many years and where most of her extended family still resides. She loves to travel and can often be found planning her next trip as soon as she has arrived home.
Teach Your Teen How to Be Social in an Online World

Research on the “new generations” that have lived in an online world their entire lives is extensive. Those of us who didn’t grow up


I was recently interviewed by our local newspaper in conjunction with PBS regarding children’s mental health amid the pandemic. The other psychologist being interviewed

The day we learn we are having a baby, the guilt begins! Can I get an amen? As a soon-to-be mom, I was worried about

A Psychologist Explains How to Compromise and Why You Need to

In today’s world, I see so many people focused on ensuring that they get what they need and what they want. It is all about

Being a Stepmom Is Hard! 5 Ways to Do It With Grit and Grace

"Stepmom." Whoever coined that term left us with such a negative taste in our mouth. You are not a real mom—don’t you dare step

How to Become the Woman You Want to Be

As a clinical psychologist, I see lots of people who are struggling in this world because they have no sense of identity. They read

A Psychologist's Warning to Parents About Teen Suicide

A Scary Reality 17-18% of teenagers have contemplated suicide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This Is How to Co-Parent During the Coronavirus

I am a licensed psychologist who, for the past 15 years, has been working in the family law arena. I have testified in hundreds

A Psychologist Shares How to Talk to Children About Coronavirus

As a child psychologist, I am concerned about the fear we are instilling in our children. All last week, I literally spent every session

Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Causing You Anxiety Read This

We are all monitoring this ever so intently, grasping for any information we can get to understand what this virus means for ourselves, our

Why Girls Aren’t Just Drama and How to Raise a Strong One 2

Many people have offered us advice about parenting a girl. It is mostly about how to deal with the “drama” in raising a daughter.


When it comes to technology in the hands of your children, what's safe? What isn’t? Navigating this world with kids is so difficult. As

7 Questions You Need to Ask Before a Second Date hernan

My mother dubbed me the “Queen of First Dates.” She always professed to be shocked if I ever “let” a guy get a second

a psychologist explains how to improve your mother daughter relationship

We all have this dream of what an adult mother-daughter relationship should look like. When we think of it, we picture an older woman

This Is How to Ask for a Raise With Confidence

We see so many articles and stories about the gender pay gap as well as women hitting the glass ceiling. We are seeing many

Should You Complete a DNA Test Read This First

There is a huge influx of people doing genetic testing to learn about themselves. MIT estimates 12 million people did genetic testing in 2017


What is the most difficult and underappreciated role in a family? Why, a stepmother of course! No, I am serious. The majority of my

This is Why Your Child Needs Free Play

As parents, we are always striving to give our children the best: the best education, the best extracurriculars, the best friendships, the best vacations.

How to Date as a Single Mom, from a Licensed Psychologist

Dating after having children is more common than you realize. Whether a woman was never married, is divorced, or lost a spouse, more and

How to Talk to Our Children About Scary News

The world is changing and sometimes not in a good way. I was in college when Columbine happened. I remember feeling such shock and

Do These 2 Things and Your Child Will Thank You

Now that our children are back to school, we find ourselves trying to get back into our routine: forcing early mornings, eating breakfast, doing

This is How to Fight Fairly with Grit and Grace

Is it possible to fight fairly? Fighting fairly sounds like an oxymoron. Isn’t the whole point of fighting to gain a win? Not necessarily. When