Gregory Hasek MA/MFT has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 2004 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida since 2015. He is also the executive director of a non-profit agency called Southwest Florida Christian Counseling. They specialize in treating sexual addiction, affairs and post abortion issues for men and women, all from a trauma perspective. They use an integrative model to treat trauma and PTSD symptoms that includes addressing how trauma has impacted the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Their unique approach includes using massage, yoga, and the method of somatic experiencing to address how the body has been impacted by trauma. They limit the amount of traditional talk therapy used, since it only addresses the logical left brain and can cause clients to re-experience trauma leading to little benefit. Instead, skills are taught such as mindfulness as a way of regulating the reactions of the limbic system. Methods of treatment used to address the right brain where trauma, memories and corresponding emotions lie include experiential therapies such as gestalt and psychodrama. Attachment theory and the knowledge of Interpersonal Neurobiology are also used as part of the process of helping couples heal from trauma. Music and video are also powerful tools used in counseling to help access right brain processing of emotions related to current and past trauma and memories. Psychology is integrated with Theology to address each client on a spiritual level of healing. The overall goal is being able to live a healthier, happier life where trauma is no longer ruling the present moments of a client’s life.
In addition to providing counseling, Mr. Hasek enjoys teaching and presenting at workshops. He has previously taught in George Fox University’s Graduate School of Counseling for six years from 2005 to 2011. He is a frequent and highly requested national speaker. Mr. Hasek has spoken at numerous conferences over the years, including National Right to Life conventions. He was one of the featured speakers at “Reclaiming Fatherhood,” an international conference on men and abortion, which took place in 2007 and 2008. He has received international attention for both his work on how abortion affects men, and the treatment of abortion related trauma using evidenced based practice. He has presented in Australia in 2012, and he recently presented at the World Congress on the Family in Barbados in 2016.
In 2005, he also organized the first ever men’s summit in the United States to specifically address how abortion affects men. Since then he has been involved with others in developing The Men and Abortion Network, which is a national organization with a mission to create both awareness and healing resources for men who have lost a child due to an abortion decision in their life. He is a founding member of the Crisis Pregnancy and Abortion Recovery Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has also recently developed an organization called the American Association of Therapists Treating Abortion Related Trauma, which has a goal of legitimizing abortion as a trauma by developing evidenced based treatment programs, and providing trainings for professional therapists in the field of counseling.