I believe that we are all masterpieces in the making. I strive to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment to support you on your journey to thrive.”
Hannah uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to connect to a wide variety of clients. Hannah has experience working with sexual assault survivors including children and adults. She also specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within the Orthodox Jewish community. Hannah has experience incorporating varying aspects of spirituality into her practice and is open to doing this when it is within the client’s wishes.
Hannah has supported clients struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, loss, family dynamics, and PTSD. She is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting and is currently in the process of completing her EMDRIA certification.
Hannah can support clients located in DC, MD and CT.
- Mindfulness Practice
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Strength-Based Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Approach
- EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist
Prior to coming to The Viva Center, Hannah served as a counselor with the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, where she provided counseling and crisis intervention for students, and developed social emotional curriculum and policies for the school.
Hannah has also worked in a domestic violence shelter, a rape crisis center, and private practice. In addition to her work in the states, she has worked in Israel at a mental health clinic.
Hannah received her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She is licensed in both DC and CT. Hannah is trained in Brainspotting and actively integrates the technique into her practice at Viva.
To learn more about working with this clinician, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.