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Hannah Whitley,
Therapist, LCSW


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.


Do you ever feel like you're in an endless cycle of worries and overthinking? Do you feel as though you are going through the motions of life, but missing the moments of joy? Do you have big emotions that seem hard to control? Do you want a space to better understand yourself and the way your experiences have shaped you? If any of these describes you, or your child, you’ve come to the right place. Hannah believes that a warm, and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship is an essential component to mental health treatment, which is why she implements a relational approach to treatment. She strives to meet clients where they’re at, and utilizes an integrative approach, combining insight oriented work, to help clients better understand their internal world, with a skills based approach, so that clients can make changes in the here and now. 


Hannah works with children as young as 5 years old, teenagers, and young adults, who may be struggling with a variety of issues, including, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, depression, and adverse childhood experiences. She draws from several modalities and theories, including person-centered therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, CBT, DBT, and polyvagal theory. With children, she uses a combination of directive and non-directive play therapy techniques, allowing children to engage in therapy in a way that best suits their developmental needs. Hannah engages parents in the treatment of minors, as she recognizes the importance of providing parents with support and education to better understand and support their child.


In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their two cats and two dogs. She also loves hiking and exploring nature, gardening, cooking, and crafting.

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