Hana

My Favorite Quote

""The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be." — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues

Get to Know Hana

Therapist | LMFT

I approach all of my clients without any judgements and with utmost respect, compassion, love, gratitude, and admiration for their interest, courage, and pursuit of mental health and growth as I believe there is nothing more important in life. I integrate a variety of therapeutic methods primarily grounded in contemplative psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, and a solution-focused orientation. It is most important to me that clients feel safe, comfortable, and that a relationship is built on transparency, trust, and active engagement where clients are able to internalise skills, compassion, knowledge, and wisdom in order to lead a fulfilling, meaningful, peaceful, and happy life without any regrets.

My Professional Background

I have over 14 years of experience providing support to individuals, couples, families, and children spanning the ages of 8-65. I have experience working in group homes, outpatient clinics, schools, in private practice, and in 2015 I organized and lead several holistic healing mind-body international retreats.

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • BS Family and Consumer Journalism – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA Marriage and Family Therapy – Saint Mary’s University
  • DBT Skills Training
  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Health Model Training
  • 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Reiki Master Level Certification
  • Individual and group meditation retreats
  • 4-year Master Course in Nalanda Buddhist Psychology and Philosophy

Fun Facts

Out of personal suffering as a child was the understanding that like a lotus born out of mud we can take all experiences as opportunities to increase wisdom, love, and compassion. My core value in life has always been from a young age altruism and I have always been passionate and deeply dedicated to mental and physical health, spiritual growth, and optimal well-being. In my 20’s I was a lot more physically active and ran the Chicago and the Dublin Marathon, taught, and practiced daily Vinyasa Yoga. However when I was 33 I went to India to experience a different culture and further explore holistic healing. A 10-week trip unexpectedly ended up turning into primarily living in Asia over the last six years to immerse myself in living and practicing Ancient Indian Wisdom. Due to Covid I have recently moved back to the U.S. Although I still love to run, I spend the majority of my time meditating and always try to take time to connect to and through nature. In the future I aspire and am working towards doing a solitary 3 year retreat.

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