Hannah Widmer, MS
Doctoral Intern 2023-2024
What I do
Hannah employs an integrative approach to counseling and primarily draws on techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Relational Cultural Theory (RCT). She believes that a central element of the therapeutic process is the incorporation of client culture (e.g., values, norms, beliefs, social interactions, identities, and community or collective well-being). During the process, clients may discover or emphasize how societal beliefs, experiences of discrimination, and oppression have shaped a client’s internal experience. She believes that the key to a successful therapy experience is the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client and that the process of healing begins with social connectivity and relationship. Throughout the therapeutic process, clients could expect to discuss their relationship with their therapist, themselves, close social network, family, and community. Many clients who struggle with interpersonal problems, depression, anxiety, life transition/life stress, identity exploration/development, or negative self-talk may particularly benefit from her approach.
Hannah is currently pursuing her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville. She has been working in the field since 2016 and has primarily worked with adults and adolescents in the community mental health setting and in private practice. Hannah also has experience and training in university counseling centers and department training clinics.
- Master of Arts - Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University, 2016
- Bachelors of Science - Business Management, Indiana University, 2013