Hannah Schmidt, M.A., APCC.: Hannah Schmidt is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), #7055, under the supervision of Dr. Jolee Brunton.
Hannah Schmidt received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego in 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University in 2016, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minored in LGBTQ Studies. Hannah's specialization areas include trauma, ability/disability issues, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, LGBTQIA+ issues, narcissistic abuse, and men's mental health, among others. She practices technical eclecticism, and believes in the importance of selecting and tailoring evidence-based treatment interventions to suit the unique needs of each and every client. Hannah is a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician, and also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and other therapeutic approaches in her work with clients.
During therapy, Hannah invites individuals of all backgrounds to explore their multiple, intersecting identities in order to facilitate personal growth and healing. She believes that each person is their own expert; that they know themselves, their lives, and their needs better than anyone else. In turn, she views therapy as a collaborative process between the client and the clinician, and strives to equip her clients with the necessary information, tools, and skills to help them help themselves.