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James Hanna Psychotherapy, LCSW

James Hanna creates a therapeutically safe and respectful atmosphere, conducive to fostering healing and self-expression. He takes a conversational approach to treatment, ever being mindful of what a distinct privilege it is to be allowed into someone’s inner life. An authentic, collaborative, and therapeutic relationship is fundamental to creating lasting change.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My values are egalitarian, trans-positive, gender-affirming, sex/body positive, and lgtbtqia+ friendly.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in music as a songwriter, producer, and performer. Both fields are highly creative and value communication as well as connection, so I found the transition very natural.
What should someone know about working with you?
Clients often say that they find my conversational style approachable and refreshing. While therapy certainly is a dialogue, the time we spend together is focused solely on you and your emotional life. Some people prefer homework and a more manualized approach, while others respond to less overtly structured sessions. Regardless, it is my job to keep the sessions focused so that we are always moving toward meeting your goals of happiness, fulfillment, and liberation.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My values are egalitarian, trans-positive, gender-affirming, sex/body positive, and lgtbtqia+ friendly. As someone who has greatly benefited from amazing therapists, I believe in the healing power of this process. It is amazing how much this relatively small time investment can make in one’s happiness.
“As someone who has greatly benefited from amazing therapists, I believe in the healing power of this process.”
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