About

Hey there!

My name is Heidi Hansen and I have worked intensely in the field of child and family mental health for over 13 years in the Portland, Oregon area.

I am experienced in the public and private arenas of mental health care, as well as residential day treatment and community outpatient services.

I retired for a few years to raise my outstanding and stellar son, and became a freelance artist-writer to be able to be a stay-at-home mom for him, which gave me terrific insight and empathy for single parents on a tight budget.

Now it’s time to get back into the arena of my first and most beloved profession, that of being a mental health provider, which is here and now, as an advocate for those in the public mental health system who are experiencing the wide range of issues that come along with that.

I can be reached in Vancouver, Washington at (360) 842-3479 or via email at dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com.

Why is that “Dog Hotel?” you ask?  Because I write and illustrate an fanciful ongoing tale of the dogs who came from Rescue Ranch to take over the ritzy Dog Hotel — and I use that story and art to raise funds to help rescue dogs and cats and help people with their service dog needs.

So call or write and let’s talk about how to make your situation go along a little more smoothly.  Thanks, and remember, never ever give up. — Heidi

_____________________________________all the artwork and writing on this site is by Heidi D. Hansen and copyrighted.  Permission required to use.