Hi, I'm Hannah
Helping the helpers
I'm a helper myself! It's always been deeply important to me to do work that matters. But like many helpers, I've pushed myself too far, and I know firsthand how burn-out can drain your energy, numb your feelings, and strain your relationships. When we don't take care of ourselves, we pay the cost. Now I'm passionate about supporting others in finding balance, hope, and joy in work and life again.
I have a Master's degree in Marriage, Couples, & Family Therapy from George Fox University, and an additional certificate in Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy from Portland State University. I practice from a person-centered, Narrative approach. That means that I see you as a complete person, with strengths and stories that make you who you are.
Beyond the office
Outside of my private practice, I'm involved with the community in various ways. I am an adjunct professor in a graduate counseling program, where I teach a variety of courses including diagnosis and group therapy. I am a part of a group practice called Second Growth Counseling, a counseling community creating social impact through therapeutic experiences. We develop creative partnerships with non-profits and organizations to meet their mental health needs. I spend most of my Friday nights facilitating therapeutic groups for women who experience marginalization due to houselessness, domestic violence, sex work, and addiction. I'm always curious about ways to think outside the box when it comes to mental health & wellness.