Hanne-Berit Hahnemann, DMA, M.Ed, LPCC-S, LICDC

As a therapist, I aim first and foremost to create a safe and supportive environment where you'll feel free to explore what is troubling you and where you'll feel attentively heard and deeply understood. Taking a collaborative approach, I work with individuals and couples on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship and communication problems, feelings of powerlessness, low self-esteem, work-related difficulties and life transitions.

My background:

I have a masters in clinical counseling with a supervisory license from Cleveland State University as well as an independent license in drug and alcohol addiction. After many years in the US, I have recently moved back to my native country to be closer to friends and family.

My therapy approach:

I enjoy using positive psychology, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies, which have been shown to be the most effective types of treatments for many psychological problems. In couples counseling, I have my training from the renowned Gottman Institute in Washington, USA, and enjoy helping couples regain trust, learn better communication, and build happier and more meaningful relationships. Finally, I have a broad background in the performing arts, with a masters and doctorate in music, and 20 years experience as a professional violinist. As such, I am well versed in the stressors and pressures of professional life and the useful coping skills and strategies necessary to maintain a calm and centered lifestyle.