Hannah Collins, LMFTA
Hannah Collins’ Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)
Life is a journey, full of experiences that inspire and challenge us. The inspirational moments fuel our ability to persevere. The challenges provide the greatest opportunity for personal growth. Whether the challenge is anxiety, depression, relational issues, or something else, together we will work towards progress and wholeness, not perfection. Wholeness is more beautiful than perfection. Wholeness includes all of your emotions, thoughts, stresses, trials, triumphs, and everything else that makes you uniquely you. My hope is together we can help you create a new narrative that encompasses a deeper knowledge of what it means to be wholly you.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Restoration therapy, attachment theory, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I graduated from Lipscomb University with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Play Therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and friends. I love playing cards, drinking coffee on my balcony, and hiking with my dog Ada. While I might be in the pacific northwest now, I am from the south so you might hear me say the word y’all once or twice.
I recognize how courageous it is to take this step towards therapy. It’s an honor to take part in such a difficult, yet beautiful process. I strive to create a comfortable space as you unpack difficult experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself”- Anna Quindlen.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Relationship Issues
- Body Image
- Life Transitions
Q&A with Hannah
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
In short, my answer is both. I work to collaborate with you and your needs. I find most often the immediate problems need to be addressed first to allow space to delve into the deeper issues.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
These sessions are for you and what you need. My inclination and stance is to allow you to lead the session to go where you need it to by asking each session what you would like to discuss. Please let me know if you would feel more comfortable if I took the lead and we can discuss it.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
I wholeheartedly care about your story and what makes you, you. By caring and showing up as myself, fully human like you, helps me to be more empathetic and genuine. I see the strength and perseverance you have to come in and share your story despite how fearful or stressful it may be.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
Definitely teleporting. I love to travel and being able to teleport would make traveling cheaper, easier, and more time efficient. Oh, the places I could go!
5.) What makes you laugh?
Lots of things! I try to laugh a lot and find the humor in most things.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have dinner with relatives from the 1800s or earlier to know more about what life was like, how they came to America, and what their culture was like possibly before coming to America was. It would be fascinating to know more about my family history.