This is a portrait picture of Marin Hann, LPC. She is smiling. She has shoulder length, dark brown hair and is wearing dark framed glasses and a dark olive green top. She uses a power wheelchair.
Marin Hann MA, LPC (pronouns: she/her) received her counseling masters from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a specialization in trauma. She considers it a privilege to counsel and work with those affected by crisis and trauma. She is especially passionate about issues associated with social injustice and minority-specific matters (race, ethnicity, physical/cognitive diversity, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.); those hurting from spiritual, physical, sexual, emotional, or mental abuse; and working with clients with dissociative disorders. Her favorite color is purple, she enjoys dystopian and fantasy novels, and she has a significant love for miniature things. License, Certifications & Awards Licensed Professional Counselor # 6401018331 NICABM Treating Trauma Masters Series Personality Disorder Training and Certification (C-PD) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 616.208.9337
My Counseling Philosophy As a psychotherapist(essentially a counselor who often works with clients on a longer-term basis and draws deeply from emotional insights and the root of behaviors rather than the behavior itself), it is my responsibility in counseling to respect the dignity and promote the welfare of my clients. I believe that a trusting, therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client is essential. It is my role to provide a safe, empathetic, honest, and collaborative environment to the best of my ability. I believe that together, with mutual effort and motivation, we can strive toward your healthy and holistic growth.
I honor diversity and embrace a multicultural approach in the support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts. I do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, gender expression, age, physical or cognitive diversity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, or national origin. I work with individuals from diverse cultures and lifestyles, and I believe being accepting, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential to the therapeutic experience. I personally live by a Christian belief system and strive to implicitly reflect that in my day to day life. I disclose that in the spirit of genuineness and because it may help to inform you of some of my worldview. However, I will only explicitly approach aspects of Christianity as part of the counseling process with the expressed interest and consent of my client.
Theories Are Simply a Way to Frame The Journey I practice from two primary frameworks. The first of these is trauma-focused therapy which recognizes the widespread influence of trauma in each of our lives; recognizes the signs and symptoms; responds by integrating knowledge about trauma into practices, policies, and procedures; and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization. I strive to practice from this framework no matter what other frameworks I may be using. The second framework I often practice from is narrative therapy on the theoretical rationale that humans have stories that are interwoven with other stories, experiences, and perception. Along with these areas of focus, I also value and make use of elements from relational-cultural theory, interpersonal therapy, existential theory, and pieces of cognitive-behavioral and Gestalt therapy. I believe that a psychotherapist should work from a core expertise of a theoretical framework, but remain eclectic.
Quality therapy is not tied to a theory, but to a strong therapeutic relationship, and it is my intent to work from a framework that best suits the uniqueness of each client.
Your story matters...every chapter, every paragraph, and every word. I would love to explore it with you.
This is a picture of Marin Hann, LPC. This picture is at an angle from the side and she is smiling. She has shoulder length, dark brown hair and is wearing dark framed glasses and a dark olive green top. She uses a power wheelchair.
Disclaimer: Although I am a mental health therapist by profession, I am not YOUR therapist. The articles on this site are for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute a diagnosis and does not establish any kind of therapy-client relationship with me. I am not liable or responsible for any damages resulting from or related to your use of this information.
This disclaimer extends to any content posted by Sara Rice or Marin Hann for Koinonia Counseling Center on any social media platform that they are present on.