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Dr. Joel Hanson
Medical Director, Board-Certified Psychiatrist
Medical Management, Adults

Dr. Joel Hanson MD serves as Medical Director for Ascendant Behavioral Health Clinics. Dr. Hanson is Board-Certified in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine with extensive training in the treatment of Addictions. With a focus on Substance Use Disorder, he has created and directed numerous evidence-based programs. He has practiced in outpatient, residential and hospital treatment facilities including Highland Ridge UNI, St. George Detox Hospital and Wasatch Mental Health.

Having many levels of behavioral health and Substance Use Disorder treatment under one umbrella is what Dr. Hanson believes is the most appropriate approach for successful outcomes. In this way treatment options are available to address a range of client needs and co-occurring issues.

Dr. Hanson graduated from The University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship with Columbia University of New York. He then completed dual residency programs in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Utah. He completed a fellowship in Addictionology.

For an appointment with Dr. Hanson at our Lehi Clinic call (801) 872-5516 option 1.