LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST 95513, APPC, MA
Hannah received her Master’s in Arts from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has strong expertise in working with varied mental health issues, specifically regarding family dynamics, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma. In her practice, Hannah uses a range of modalities including: Mindfulness, ACT, CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy. She has worked extensively with the Eating Disorder population at all levels of care, including residential treatment. Hannah finds it most important to allow her clients to be the experts of their personal stories while offering professional adaptive coping skills so that all people may pursue lives worth living.
Hannah’s work history includes in-depth exposure to teens struggling in high-risk situations. Hannah finds joy daily in helping teens reintegrate into their family system. She diligently explores every glimmer of positivity in the midst of chaos and situations that seem hopeless. She strives to continuously go above and beyond to personalize her practice, even if it’s incorporating a client’s favorite coffee shop or a shopping exposure. Her passion shines in helping families to map out their goals for their children, while empowering the youth to design their individual goals in hopes of finding mutual mindset for the future. Through case management, identified resources, and validation, Hannah thrives in bringing families and relationships cohesively together. Although she has great experience with all ages, Hannah’s specialization is within the age range of 11-25 years old. Through her experiences, Hannah has learned the importance of teaching body acceptance through mirror work, positive psychology and affirmation practice. Hannah loves working with teens and transitional youth, and additionally enjoys working thoroughly with clients’ loved ones offering education and support.
Additionally, Hannah focuses on exposing shame, naming shame, and finding freedom in claiming victory over shared stories and vulnerabilities. Having worked intensely from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model for two years, Hannah helps her clients to re-write story lines by pursuing the narratives they desire through awareness and acceptance.