Hannah Schmidt, M.A., APCC (she/her): 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, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, LGBTQIA+ issues, and all forms of abuse. She is an integrative therapist who believes in the importance of selecting and tailoring therapeutic interventions to suit the unique needs of each and every individual. In her work with clients, Hannah frequently incorporates elements of relational therapy, existential therapy, and feminist therapy, among other therapeutic approaches. She is also a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician.
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.