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 Christian non-profit agency called Southwest Florida Christian Counseling. They provide individual, premarital and marital counseling. In addition, they specialize in working with individuals, couples and families who have been affected by sex addiction, pornography and post abortion issues for men and women. They have doing this work in Portland, Oregon since 2004 until their recent move to Southwest Florida in 2015.
In addition to providing counseling, Mr. Hasek enjoys teaching and presenting at workshops. He is a frequent and highly requested national speaker. He presents at numerous conferences and workshops across the country on issues related to sex addiction and post abortion issues in men. He has previously taught in George Fox University’s Graduate School of Counseling for six years from 2005 to 2011. 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 for men who have lost a child due to abortion.
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 his work on men and abortion issues and has presented in Australia in 2012. 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 developing evidenced based treatment programs for abortion related trauma. Mr. Hasek has also developed a training program to help pastors and church leaders understand the impact abortion has on men and women, and how to create a healing culture within the church.
In addition to his presentations at various conferences, Mr. Hasek has published articles and appeared on television and radio programs around the country discussing these issues. Some of the topics he has presented on include:
- Assessment and treatment of sexual addiction and the healing journey for the addict and the spouse using a trauma based model
- Assessment and treatment of abortion as a trauma: Using evidenced based practice and sound psychological theory in the treatment of clients
- Analyzing the acceptance of abortion in our culture through the lens of psychological and social theory
- Unresolved trauma and the gender divide: Maintaining the cycle of abortion in our country
- Father and fatherhood wounds and the impact that has on attachment disorders among men
- Unresolved grief from abortion in men and the link to an increased risk of sexual addiction
- Men and the abortion decision: How previous trauma in a man’s life has an impact on the decision making process and their symptoms afterwards
- Culture’s resistance to viewing men through the lens of empathy for past trauma versus the lens of a perpetrator of another person’s pain. Abortion being one of these issues. What happen since the 1970’s from feminism to the justice system? Where are we going from here?
- How abortion affects men and the disenfranchised grief and loss that affects millions of men. Because of gender role and cultural conditioning, this unresolved grief often gets manifested in externalized symptoms such as addictive behaviors. Often times the addictive behavior is not consciously tied to the potential trauma and grief and loss issue of abortion
- The secret destroyer of marriage: Unresolved abortion related trauma and attachment issues within the marriage
- The application of evidenced based psychological theory with Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment theory being the foundation of a healing program for post abortion men and women