I am a licensed therapist in Charlottesville, Virginia with 7 years of clinical experience working with clients on lgbtq identity, building relationship skills, cultivating intrinsic motivation and confidence, addressing unhelpful patterns, healing from trauma, learning nervous system regulation & navigating transformational life changes.
I am also trained as a life coach and group facilitator, specializing in personal growth and life-force alignment for those who find themselves in the margins and borderlands: twentysomethings, creatives, changers.
I believe that all people are inherently whole and possessing of tremendous power, love, and creativity. My role as your therapist is to accompany you on the journey of re-discovering those qualities and capacities within yourself that will most support you through life's joys and challenges. I hold the mirror and the space for you to see yourself increasingly clearly.
My intention for working with clients is that each session will be an experience of value, and sometimes of exceptional value. If you are not looking forward to sessions, or finding yourself thinking about things we talked about, we will explore whether another therapist might be a better match: there are many different kinds of therapy, and other therapist-fish in the sea. I wish for you a helpful, liberating, encouraging therapist relationship, reach out if you discern it might be with me!
Additional areas of focus: Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VA LPC 0701011519
Hannah tailored the entire experience to meet my needs and goals. She listened attentively with care and helped me so much with independence and self compassion. She completely shaped my view of what therapy should look like. Thank you!
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Hannah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Hannah has been extremely helpful through a very difficult time in my life. I feel like she takes the time to truly understand what I'm going through and points me in the right direction. She has a very calming presence, and I'd highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Hannah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd