Hannah Scott is a Marriage and Family Therapy student completing her Master’s degree at the University of Miami. Hannah received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Akron in Ohio, the state in which she grew up. Hannah has experience as a behavior technician where she worked with a diverse population of children on the Autism spectrum in both a clinic and home-based setting. Hannah also has experience volunteering as a mental health facilitator for at-risk youth struggling with issues of anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, and self-esteem.
Hannah is vibrant and warm and believes that the therapeutic relationship should be one of collaboration, in which she and the client create shared goals centered around wellness. Wellness looks unique to each individual, and Hannah is committed to taking an individualized approach to each client’s treatment plan, and meeting clients where they are at. Hannah believes in an integrative approach to psychotherapy, and views therapy through the lens of storytelling (a narrative concept), while simultaneously addressing the sociocultural impacts on an individual. In working with Hannah, clients will be encouraged to explore the cultural issues that impact their lives as well as investigate their family dynamics.
Hannah is trained in individual, family, and couples therapy as well as in work with children and teenagers. She is educated in treating issues related to: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, self-esteem, stress, burnout, relationship distress, divorce, parenting, autism spectrum, and chronic illness. Hannah’s work utilizes techniques from evidence-based psychotherapies such as Mindfulness-Based interventions from the work of DBT as well as interventions from Play and Art therapy. In working with couples and families, Hannah believes in taking an ethical approach that focuses on the best interests of each individual present.
Overall, Hannah believes that clients are the experts of their own lives, and that each one of us can only see one part of the picture. Hannah believes that human knowledge grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world.
In her free time, you will find Hannah walking her dog, reading a romantic novel, or watching the Food Network. Hannah feels most alive when in the company of friends and family, especially during the holiday season.