Clinicians


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Location

  • Cabrini Tower/ First Hill

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma, Behavior Problems, Parenting Skills

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Hannah Sanders, MA, LMFT, MHP

ABOUT

As a marriage and family therapist, I strive to join individuals on their path toward greater enjoyment and peace in life via collaboratively using my expertise  and experience, together with their own strengths and skills. My approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and individually tailored.  I view myself as a mirror to reflect the inner self and the work as an opportunity for the individual to be seen and see themself in a new way.  I also teach new relationship, living, and coping skills, while working toward understanding difficulties and dysfunction.  I use a multidisciplinary approach drawing from family systems, cognitive behavioral, daring way, mindfulness, narrative, strengths-based, and psychodynamic theories/techniques.

During my previous work as an early learning teacher serving behaviorally and emotionally struggling kids, I learned about  the impact of trauma and poverty on early childhood, particularly the challenges within an educational setting. I learned how to approach and connect with traumatized children.  As a dancer and dance instructor, the importance of the physical being in our overall wellness has been an area of interest and focus. As a therapist for 4 years in a child and family mental health agency, I have gained experience working with children, teens, and adults in a variety of problem areas including anxiety,  depression, ocd, trauma, behavior problems, parenting skills, relationship dynamics. I have particularly gravitated toward working with teens around questions of identity and self-worth, anxiety and mood issues, and relationships. It is especially important to me to create an authentic and real space with individuals while highlighting strengths.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Four years as teacher in Early Learning Center
  • Ten years as therapeutic Early Learning teacher
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Couples and Family Therapy – Antioch University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – LF60945120
  • Four years as therapist in Child and Family Therapy Agency
  • Certification in CBT+ (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Training in Brene Brown’s Daring Way Approach

Insurance

I am a preferred provider with Premera, Regence, Optum, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, First Choice, and Cigna. I am pending in network status with Beacon Health. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.