Cedar Spring Wellness

Transformational mental health care you need and deserve. Balancing evidence based methods with acceptance, warmth and authenticity.
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Christal Hanson, LICSW

Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Ready for a change but unsure where to begin? You've come to the right place. Hi, my name is Christal and I'm a licensed therapist with the skills, compassion and experience needed for your personal transformation and healing. I've been providing evidence-based mental wellness services for decades and I'm passionate about helping you understand yourself in a powerful new way, restore balance and unburden from whatever is holding you back. I'm trained in a variety of therapy approaches but have seen the greatest healing and transformation through the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a proven method which assists us in evolving from feeling stuck in distressing life experiences to self understanding, mental wellness and personal growth. My advanced training and experience in EMDR have enabled me to use this approach in a way that goes far beyond an exclusive trauma focus. Through EMDR treatment, my clients have overcome a wide variety of struggles: Adverse Childhood Experiences Anxiety and Panic Attacks Grief and Loss Medical Anxiety Performance Anxiety Phobias Preverbal Trauma PTSD Relationship Issues Religious Trauma Sleep Issues Social Anxiety I have office hours in my downtown Shepherdstown office Wednesday through Friday. My office is peaceful and private to assist in your comfort and healing. I do also practice at Nurture and Balance in Martinsburg on Tuesdays only. I accept a wide variety of insurances so that cost is not a barrier to your health and well being. If you're ready to begin your personal transformation, please reach out. I offer a free 15 minute phone consult for every prospective client to ensure goodness of fit for both of us. I look forward to hearing from you.
Christal Hanson


  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fears/Phobias
  • College Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • Abuse Survivors


  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Strength-Based

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • PEIA
  • Peak Health
  • The Health Plan of WV (Commercial)


  • Initial Consultation: $0
  • Individual Psychotherapy: $175


“Amazing changes, far beyond what I've ever accomplished in regular talk therapy. I trust her completely.”


“Christal takes the time to make sure that I have the proper EMDR resourcing in place. I feel safe in her hands. ”


“Christal exudes a sense of safety and acceptance. My work with her has been enlightening. ”



Located in charming downtown Shepherdstown WV.

German St

114 E German St Suite 200
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3751

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