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About

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Hannah Kanter, LICSW, LMSW

Therapist 
 

Meditation Teacher
 

Reiki practitioner

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I am a virtual psychotherapist (LICSW in Massachusetts, LMSW in Michigan and a registered out-of-state telehealth provider in Florida), mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, and experienced Reiki practitioner.

 

I help adult women ages 30 – 45 overcome childhood sexual trauma. I also provide therapy for OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania) as well as perinatal mood and anxiety challenges, struggles that many sexual trauma survivors experience.

 

Another big passion is complementary medicine, from the healing powers of Ayurvedic massages to anxiety-soothing acupuncture and cupping to Yoga Nidra recordings for a good nights sleep on the Insight Timer app. In sessions I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices and helping patients connect to their own energy body and inner guidance.* 
 

*I do not promote a single belief system, but rather encourage my clients to discover or reconnect with their own conceptions of a loving Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called G-d, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Ancestral Guides, Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, and/or Animal Guides.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a focus on History of Medicine and a minor in Medical Anthropology, 
    University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan.

  • Postgraduate social work fellowship, Michigan Medicine Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, MI.

    • Provided psychotherapy in Perinatal and Anxiety clinics.

    • I was trained and supervised in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – for depression, anxiety, and insomnia – Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and mindfulness-based interventions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

    • Co-facilitated multiple groups, including the UMATS Health Professional’s Recovery Program (HPRP),  Dialectic Behavioral Therapy groups, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Groups (MBCT).

Additional Trainings

  • Internal Family Systems model
     

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
     

  • Healing Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse with Robin Shapiro, LICSW, the leading expert in EMDR for sexual abuse and dissociation
     

  • Psychological First Aid. I was part of a specialized clinical team providing care for frontline medical professionals treating COVID-19 at the Michigan Medicine hospital.
     

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech
     

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, which both have been clinically shown to reduce PTSD symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal.
     

  • Teaching Mindfulness in a Trauma-Informed and Healing Engaged Manner led by Trish Magyari, MS, CGC, MS, LCPS, RYT-200.
     

  • Trauma and Addiction Conference featuring world-renowned specialists including but not limited to Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, Resmaa Menakem, LCSW, SEP, and Dick Schwartz, PhD, and Peter Levine, PhD.
     

  • Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills taught by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD.
     

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care led by Postpartum Support International.
     

  • Reiki I and Reiki II
                                                       

  • 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas
    Many of my patients describe the somatic releasing of trauma through mindful movement during our sessions has been pivotal in their treatment.

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