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Hannah Auger, LCSW

“If you’d like to do something bold with your life, you will have to choose to do something bold on a specific day. There is no perfect day. There is no right time. For the trajectory to change, there has to be one day when you simply make the choice.” – James Clear

Insurances I Accept:

  • BCBS PPO
  • Optum/United Healthcare
  • Humana
Ages I work with:
  • 7+
Languages I speak:
  • English
  • Spanish

Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Hannah Auger (she/her). I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who’s worked in community mental health, school, and medical settings; I currently see children, teens, and adults for individual therapy. I lived in Ecuador as a teenager, and enjoy working with folks who have personal or family immigration histories and “third culture kids” who were raised in a host country. I am a White, cisgender, heterosexual female.

I love working with:

  • Kids, teens, and young-ish adults dealing with anxiety
  • Immigrant or refugee populations
  • Caregivers of children with medical diagnoses

Some of my favorite approaches include:

Cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy. I incorporate play-based interventions with children in sessions, depending on their age and developmental needs. I like to weave mindfulness into our sessions, identify and build upon your inherent strengths, and explore together ways of enacting the change you’d like to see in your life.

HOW I HELP

In our sessions, we will spend time getting to know you, your strengths, unique life experiences, and the reasons you are seeking therapy. You are the expert in your own life, and you possess the innate resources and capacities to move toward growth and healing. Together, we will work to better understand the patterns of beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that are helping you, and those you may have outgrown and that hold you back. We’ll uncover new skills and strategies to help you meet your goals and live the life you desire.

Beliefs section:

  • I believe in… the immense power of a safe space to share in both the joys and sorrows of life.
  • I believe that you … are worthy of support, care, and compassion. You have within you the strength, capacities, and experiences to bring about healing and growth in your life.
  • I believe therapy works best when … you bring your whole self and make space for vulnerability.
  • I believe change is possible … when you begin to embrace compassion toward yourself and give yourself permission to break out of patterns that are no longer serving you.

What it’s like in a session with me

Getting out of your comfort zone and talking to a stranger about yourself and your innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences might feel like a big leap, and it’s normal to feel nervous. Bring those feelings and let’s talk about them! I aim to nurture a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental place to be yourself, explore your experiences, strengths and challenges, practice skills, and work toward your goals.

As most of us do at some point in our lives, you may be experiencing patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer work for you. These experiences don’t signal something inherently wrong with you, but rather show how you have learned to adapt and cope with your environment and life experiences. Together we will uncover the strengths, capacities, and coping strategies you already possess and discover new ways of coping when the things that have helped you to get to this point are no longer benefiting you.

More about me

I feel most myself in nature – whether it’s camping, having a picnic at the lake, or tending to my community garden plot. You can also find me buying more books than I can realistically read, getting lost in a feel-good show on Netflix, listening to podcasts, spending time with my partner, family, and friends, or singing along to the radio at the top of my lungs.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.

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