Hannah Wankier (she/her)
Hannah Wankier graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work in May of 2023 and has been with Chapters and Seasons as a therapy intern since May of 2022. Just prior to graduation, Hannah was recognized as “Student of the Year” for her dedication to her clients and her advocacy work. Hannah supports clients through a variety of life challenges ranging from pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting concerns, faith transitions and religious trauma, LGBTQ+ support needs, grief and loss, and other trauma, life, and relationship challenges.
Hannah is passionate about building community and treating clients in the context of the systems that surround them. Hannah approaches each of her clients with non-judgment and humility and believes that the client is the expert on their own lived experience. The client leads the way on their own treatment and Hannah is there to provide a safe place to land for people experiencing life’s most difficult hurdles. Hannah frequently utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Hannah is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and plans to use her expertise to bridge the gap between movement, talk-therapy, and community advocacy. Her yoga approach is from a gentle, accessible, healing lens. Hannah honors the wealth of millenia old, indigenous wisdom and believes modern clinicians can learn from and give credit to the original thinkers. Therapy, spirituality and social justice are inseparable in Hannah’s view.
Hannah came to our practice with a variety of volunteer and work experiences ranging from supporting youth and their families in foster care, political action work, supporting hospice patients, and teaching yoga to adolescent girls at a residential treatment facility. Hannah’s interest in social work and healing practices was rekindled after personally experiencing a traumatic birth, her daughter’s NICU stay, and a challenging postpartum experience.
Before social work, Hannah’s first love was music and she has been in a number of musicals and operas throughout her life and has even taught piano and voice lessons. She enjoys hiking with her dog and playing video games in her free time. Hannah enjoys her personal yoga practice and studying yogic philosophy and hopes to receive further certifications in yoga therapy.