GET TO KNOW your therapist
Hannah Auger, LCSW
Hi there! I’m Hannah.
I’m so happy you’re here! Getting support for your mental health starts with reaching out – you’re showing such great courage in taking that first step.
I’m a clinical social worker who has practiced in a variety of settings, including schools, a youth shelter, hospital, and community center. I have the privilege of working with youth, adults, and caregivers as they navigate immigration and acculturation issues, anxiety and depression, trauma, peer and family conflict, loss, medical crises, and chronic illness. I consider myself to be a safe space, a strengths builder, and a compassionate guide. I would be honored to walk alongside you on this stretch of your journey.
HOW I HELP
In our sessions, we will spend time getting to know you, your inherent 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 that might be holding you back. We’ll uncover new skills and strategies to help you meet your goals and live the life you desire.
I tailor my approach in therapy to my clients’ needs, drawing upon cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight building, and client-centered approaches. I incorporate play-based interventions with children in sessions, depending on their age and developmental needs. I offer services in both English and Spanish.
I believe in the power of sitting with someone and sharing in their joy, as well as in their pain and distress. There is tremendous power and value in the therapeutic relationship and in being seen. Therapy should be a safe space to bring all of the parts of you – even the parts you may sometimes feel the need to hide. Sessions with me are a secure, nonjudgmental place to explore your strengths and challenges, practice skills, and work toward your goals. I also aim to nurture a safe space for feedback. If something isn’t working for you, let’s talk about it!
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. We will discover new ways of coping when the things that have helped you to get through life in the past are no longer benefiting you.
Life can often feel like a series of changes, whether it be the end of a relationship, shifts in family, school, or career, medical diagnosis, or loss of a loved one. It can feel disorienting and be hard to keep up. I will be your compassionate guide as you sort out the transitions you are going through, and weather the storms of life. We will explore your feelings and experiences together and find new ways to create meaning as you navigate through this season.
MORE ABOUT ME
I feel most alive in nature – whether it’s hiking, camping, or just going for a walk around my neighborhood. You can also find me wrapped up in a novel, getting lost in a feel-good show on Netflix, enjoying a meal with 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.