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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

Therapist, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner

I am a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, energy worker, and experienced Reiki practitioner. I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders – including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis, and substance use disorders. My mission is to help clients learn to love themselves. I am devoted to engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently, I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices and helping her clients connect to their intuitive wisdom. 

  

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power.

My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

  • The 2-day workshop was taught by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD.

  • The 2-day program was led by Postpartum Support International.

  • Attended over 100 hours of training on muscle engagement and alignment.

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

  • Completed Reiki I with Julie Kusiak.

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

Therapist, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner

I am a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, energy worker, and experienced Reiki practitioner. I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders – including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis, and substance use disorders. My mission is to help clients learn to love themselves. I am devoted to engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently, I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices and helping her clients connect to their intuitive wisdom. 

  

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power.

My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

Psychotherapist, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner

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I am a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, energy worker, and experienced Reiki practitioner. I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders – including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis, and substance use disorders. My mission is to help clients learn to love themselves. I am devoted to engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently, I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices and helping her clients connect to their intuitive wisdom. 

  

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power. My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

Therapist, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner

I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders --- including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis and substance use disorders. It is my mission to help clients learn to love themselves. I love engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, and trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. As a certified yoga teacher and Reiki therapist, I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices with others and helping my clients connect to their intuitive wisdom.

 

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power. My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power of their understanding. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

Therapist, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner

I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders --- including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis and substance use disorders. It is my mission to help clients learn to love themselves. I love engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, and trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. As a certified yoga teacher and Reiki therapist, I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices with others and helping my clients connect to their intuitive wisdom.

 

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power. My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

I have experience helping individuals and families overcome mood disorders, anxiety disorders --- including PTSD, OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania), psychosis, body image concerns, perinatal challenges, dual diagnosis and substance use disorders. It is my mission to help clients learn to love themselves. I love engaging patients and their families with psycho education about mental illness, grief, and trauma and the appropriate interventions to reduce their suffering. Most recently I provided Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 healthcare providers on the front line at Michigan Medicine. I am also passionate about complementary medicine. As a certified yoga teacher and Reiki therapist, I enjoy sharing mindfulness practices with others and helping my clients connect to their intuitive wisdom.

 

In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer private healing sessions. These sessions are tailored to the client’s needs, often including a mixture of dialogue and energy work, closing with a personalized guided meditation. Clients learn to sense their own energy body and inner guidance.

 

I regularly work with clients seeking to connect or reconnect to a Higher Power. My job is to facilitate my client’s connection to their highest Self and a Higher Power. That Higher Power can be called God, Goddess, The Great Spirit, The Universe, The Divine, The Creator, nature, etc. 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. For some, this belief system includes connecting to Spirit Guides, Angels, Masters of Light, Animal Guides, and/or Ancestral Guides.

 
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Hannah Kanter, LLMSW, CYT

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Education & Trainings

January 2019 - December 2020

Post Graduate Social Work Fellow at Michigan Medicine, Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 1st year: worked in the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinic and Crisis Support Clinic.

  • 2nd year: worked in the Adult Anxiety Disorders clinic and in Addiction Treatment Services (ATS).

  • Co-facilitated multiple groups over the span of two years including the UMATS Health Professional’s Recovery Program (HPRP), two Dialectic Behavioral Therapy groups (Basic and Skills), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group (MBCT), and Support Group for Family Members (of someone with mental illness). 

  • Received training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, CBT for anxiety, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

October 2020

Trauma and Addiction Online Conference

Attended PESI and The Meadows' 2-day 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.

June 2020

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive                                       
Completed 6-day online training with Pat Rockman, MD CCFP, FCFP, through the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness.

 

November 2019

Attended Adolescent Health Initiative’s Connection Session: Navigating Michigan’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana with Adolescent Patients                                  

 

November 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training                                                               

The 2-day workshop was taught by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD.

 

October 2019

Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care Training                             

The 2-day program was led by Postpartum Support International.

 

June 2019

Clinical Concerns and Gender Identity Training                                                                 

Completed NASW 12 CEs focused on the legal considerations, medical transition process and the therapist’s role to provide culturally-humble care for gender non-conforming and trans patients.

May 2019

Teaching Mindfulness in a Trauma-Informed and Healing Engaged Manner                      

The 2-day training was led by Trish Magyari, MS, CGC, MS, LCPS, RYT-200.

 

June 2018

Introduction to SBIRT in Primary Care                                                                             

Certified by the Indiana SBIRT and Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IRPC) for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), which is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.

 

April 2013 – April 2017

Eischens Yoga with Kari Tomashik, Ferndale, MI                                             

Attended over 100 hours of training on muscle engagement and alignment.

 

January 2017

Motivational Interviewing, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                         

Completed 20 hours of Introduction to Motivational Interviewing taught by Marsha Benz (Wolverine Wellness) at the University of Michigan’s Health Services.

 

May – June 2016

Reiki I and Reiki II, Michigan Reiki, Ann Arbor, MI                                                   

Reviewed Reiki I and completed Reiki II training with Andrew Anders.

 

December 2015

DOVE Method Training, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                           

Completed training with Karen Greenberg. DOVE (Divine Original Vibration Embodiment) is a spiritual healing method that takes a comprehensive inventory of a client’s history, identifies areas for personal growth, and begins re-patterning limiting thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. Safely guides clients to delve deeply into their issues and emerge on the other side of pain, utilizing art, movement, sound, aromas, and more. 

 

May 2014

Reiki I, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI                                                                             

Completed Reiki I with Julie Kusiak.

 

December 2012

Yoga Teacher Training, Nassau, Bahamas        

Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

 

Social Work Intern Michigan Medicine Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, 

Ann Arbor, MI

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  • As a member of the Crisis Support Clinic team:

    • Collaborated with integrated health care team.

    • Conducted biopsychosocial spiritual assessments for new patients, including suicide risk assessments. Discuss safety planning and introduce tools for distress tolerance.

    • Provided weekly psychotherapy to patients diagnosed with mood disorders and/or anxiety disorders. Use evidence-based methods for interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, CBT for psychosis (CBTp), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness and expressive therapies for trauma. Provided ongoing suicide risk assessments if the patient has a history of depression, suicidal ideation, or a history of prior suicide attempts.

    • Provided patients with psychoeducation about mental illness, grief and trauma.

  • As a member of The Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP) focused on psychosis-spectrum related disorders:

    • Conducted new patient evaluations for individuals presenting with psychotic symptoms.

    • Assisted with the bi-weekly Multi Family Psychoeducation Group for individuals with psychosis and their family members.

  • Co-facilitated groups including 8-week session of Survivors of Suicide Group (for family and friends who lost a loved one) and Support Group for Adults with Depression.

  • Completed mentorships in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Interpersonal Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression; Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

  • Preceptorships: HIV/AIDs Treatment Program; Deaf Health Clinic, PsychOncology.

Postgraduate

Social Work Fellow,

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine,

Ann Arbor, MI

  • From January 2019 – December 2019 worked on the Crisis Support Clinic and Perinatal teams.

  • As a member of the Anxiety Disorders Clinical Team and Addiction Treatment Services since January 2020 – December 2020:

  • Collaborated with integrated health care team, including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other social workers.

  • Conducted biopsychosocial spiritual assessments for new patients, including suicide risk assessments. Discuss safety planning and introduce tools for distress tolerance.

  • Provided weekly psychotherapy to patients diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and/or substance use disorders. Used evidence-based methods for interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, CBT for anxiety, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Provide ongoing suicide risk assessments if the patient has a history of depression, suicidal ideation, or a history of prior suicide attempts.

  • Provided patients with psychoeducation about mental illness, grief and trauma.

  • Co-facilitated multiple groups including Health Professional’s Recovery Program (HPRP), two DBT groups (Basic and Skills), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group (MBCT), and Support Group for Family Members (of someone with mental illness).

  • Completed further training and supervision in CPT, Couple’s Therapy, DBT, IPT, MI and CBT for anxiety including ERP.

Yoga Teacher Training,

Sivananda Ashram,

Nasseau Bahamas

December 2012

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

Yoga Teacher Training,

Sivananda Ashram,

Nasseau Bahamas

December 2012

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

Yoga Teacher Training,

Sivananda Ashram,

Nasseau Bahamas

December 2012

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

Yoga Teacher Training,

Sivananda Ashram,

Nasseau Bahamas

December 2012

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

Motivational Interviewing,

Ann Arbor, MI

January 2017

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

Eischens Yoga

with Kari Tomashik,

Ferndale, MI                 

April 2013 – April 2017

  • Attended over 100 hours of training on muscle engagement and alignment.

Teaching Mindfulness in a Trauma-Informed and Healing Engaged Manner,

May 2019                     

  • The 2-day training was led by Trish Magyari, MS, CGC, MS, LCPS, RYT-200.

Clinical Concerns and Gender Identity Training,

June 2019         

  • Completed NASW 12 CEs focused on the legal considerations, medical transition process and the therapist’s role to provide culturally-humble care for gender non-conforming and trans patients.

Completed Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care Training, 

October 2019

  • The 2-day program was led by Postpartum Support International.

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training,

November 2019

  • The 2-day workshop was taught by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive,

June 2020

  • Completed 6-day online training with Pat Rockman, MD CCFP, FCFP, through the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness.

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Experience

  • Completed 20 hours of Introduction to Motivational Interviewing taught by Marsha Benz (Wolverine Wellness) at the University of Michigan’s Health Services.

 
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive,

June 2020

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training,

November 2019

Completed Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care Training, 

October 2019

Clinical Concerns and Gender Identity Training,

June 2019         

Teaching Mindfulness in a Trauma-Informed and Healing Engaged Manner,

May 2019                     

Eischens Yoga with Kari Tomashik, Ferndale, MI                    April 2013 – April 2017

Motivational Interviewing,

Ann Arbor, MI

January 2017

Reiki I and Reiki II, Michigan Reiki, Ann Arbor, MI         

DOVE Method Training, Ann Arbor, MI        December 2015

Reiki I, Beaumont Hospital,

Royal Oak, MI 

May 2014

Yoga Teacher Training, Nassau, Bahamas  December 2012

  • Completed 6-day online training with Pat Rockman, MD CCFP, FCFP, through the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness.

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  • The 2-day program was led by Postpartum Support International.

  • Attended over 100 hours of training on muscle engagement and alignment.

  • Completed training with Karen Greenberg. DOVE (Divine Original Vibration Embodiment) is a spiritual healing method that takes a comprehensive inventory of a client’s history, identifies areas for personal growth, and begins re-patterning limiting thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. Safely guides clients to delve deeply into their issues and emerge on the other side of pain, utilizing art, movement, sound, aromas, and more. 

  • The 2-day workshop was taught by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD.

  • Completed Reiki I with Julie Kusiak.

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

  • Completed 200-hr intensive training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.

  • Completed NASW 12 CEs focused on the legal considerations, medical transition process and the therapist’s role to provide culturally-humble care for gender non-conforming and trans patients.

  • The 2-day training was led by Trish Magyari, MS, CGC, MS, LCPS, RYT-200.

 

Education

Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a focus on History of Medicine and a minor in Medical Anthropology. After earning her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan, where she completed an internship at Michigan Medicine Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, Hannah continued her training at Michigan Medicine. In the postgraduate fellowship program, she provided psychotherapy in the adult ambulatory Crisis Support, Perinatal, Anxiety, and Addiction Treatment Services clinics. During her time at Michigan Medicine, she 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). During the fellowship, she co-facilitated multiple groups, including the UMATS Health Professional’s Recovery Program (HPRP), two Dialectic Behavioral Therapy groups (Basic and Skills), two Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Groups (MBCT), and one year of the Support Group for Family Members (of someone with mental illness).

 

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.

    • She completed an internship at Michigan Medicine Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry in Ann Arbor.

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

    • She provided psychotherapy in the adult ambulatory Crisis Support, Perinatal, Anxiety, and Addiction Treatment Services clinics.

    • During her time at Michigan Medicine, she 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).

    • During the fellowship, she co-facilitated multiple groups, including the UMATS Health Professional’s Recovery Program (HPRP), two Dialectic Behavioral Therapy groups (Basic and Skills), two Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Groups (MBCT), and one year of the Support Group for Family Members (of someone with mental illness).