Hannah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from Appalachian State University, and Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill. During her MSW coursework, she specialized in direct practice with individuals and families. She became a social worker to support people through their most vulnerable moments in life, and empower them to find the tools for healing within themselves. She has experience working with clients in a variety of settings including, acute inpatient and residential treatment, school based mental health, and outpatient individual therapy.
It is her philosophy that a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship is a necessary and integral agent of change. She strives to meet clients where they’re at, and take a non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to treatment. She works with children as young as 5 years old, teenagers, and young adults, who may be struggling with a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and trauma. She utilizes an integrative approach to treatment, drawing from several modalities including person-centered therapy, psychodynamic theory, CBT, motivational interviewing, DBT, and polyvagal theory. With children, she uses a combination of directive and non-directive play therapy techniques, and provides parenting support.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats and two dogs. She also loves hiking and exploring nature, gardening, cooking, and crafting.