Mo Therese Hannah, PhD
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Mo Therese Hannah

Psychotherapy, PhD

Mo Therese Hannah is a New York State licensed psychologist and a psychology professor who works within a trauma-informed framework. Her specialties include grief, domestic violence, couple relationships, and women's issues. She has approximately 30 years of experience working as a clinician and professor.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Relationship Issues
Trauma & PTSD
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$80-140
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“I emphasize the understanding of trauma, the use of compassion and empathy, and the importance of genuineness and authenticity in the counseling relationship.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been drawn to the helping field for as long as I can remember and I've worked in a wide range of settings, including in my current position as a solo practitioner. I started my clinical career working with children and adolescents, earned a master's degree in counseling, and then went on to attain a doctorate in clinical psychology. I have been trained in hypnosis, EMDR, meditation, and other mind-body practices. I teach psychology at a small liberal arts college, which allows me, among other things, to mentor the next generation of counselors. I emphasize the understanding of trauma, the use of compassion and empathy, and the importance of genuineness and authenticity in the counseling relationship.
What should someone know about working with you?
I like working with a wide range of clients, from ages 18 to 90 and beyond! I work to adapt my style to meet the uniqueness of each client.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Read, read, and read some more!
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that my dedication to honoring, accepting, and serving my fellow humans shows through in my clinical work as I strive to treat every client with dignity, respect, and compassion (just as I try to do in my personal relationships). I believe that unconditional positive regard and acceptance are keys to forming a healing therapeutic relationship and this is what I aspire to create in my relationships with clients.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have done writing and research in several realms. The research most important to me involved couple relationships (I am an advanced clinician in imago relationship therapy) and abusive dynamics. This has served as the foundation of my clinical work when working in these areas.
“I believe that unconditional positive regard and acceptance are keys to forming a healing therapeutic relationship and this is what I aspire to create in my relationships with clients.”
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