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Lion Youth & Community Services, LLC
600 25th Ave South, Suite 209
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Kenneth L. Hanna Jr. MSW, LICSW, MBAearned a BSW in Social work from St Cloud State, and a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 1994. Hanna graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1997 with a Master’s in Social Work. Hanna is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW2002) and earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) St Thomas University 2011.  

Hanna has the following training:Certified ACEs Interface PresenterCircle of SecurityStrategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency (STAR)Brains are Built through Wilder’s African American Babies CoalitionDarla Henry’s 3-5-7 Permanency modelWilliam Bridges Model of Transitionand Motivational Interviewing

His work experience includes:  

  • StCloud Hospital’s Recovery Plus Program with adolescents and adults with Alcohol and Other Drug addiction issues. 
  • Line staff and therapist for the Sheriff’s Youth Programs, St. Cloud Group Home, and Isanti Boy’s Ranch a Residential Treatment Center 
  • Child Foster Care and Adoption for 14 years as a direct care social worker and Statewide Operations Manager 
  • State of Minnesota Direct Care & Treatment Deputy Director Northern Region 
  • Founder and owner of Lion Youth & Community Services, LLC individual counselling service, November 2012 
  • Founder & CEO LION Community Enrichment Programs, Inc., 2013 
  • Behavioral Access Staff St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center  

Additional Information:  

Service Location: Telehealth 

Languages Spoken: English 

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Psychotic Disorder
Personality Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Substance Use Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Suicidal Concerns
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence  

Treatment Modalities:
Circle of Security
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

updated Spring 2021

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