Hannah Allison, MMFT InternClinical Intern
ME AS A PERSON
Hi there! My name is Hannah, and my pronouns are (she/her). I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived in Nashville for the past 10 years. When I’m not at work or school, you can find me spending time outdoors hiking, grabbing Margarita’s with friends, writing songs, or playing out at a writer’s round in Nashville. Alongside my career as a therapist, I also have a career as a country singer/songwriter, so music is a big part of my life. I love writing, recording, and releasing new music whenever I can.
Coming from a creative background, I’ve always been fascinated with the human experience. I’m fascinated with relationships, the beautiful way we are able to connect and share ourselves with others, and all of the ups and downs that come from navigating this thing called life! I also believe that one of the most important relationships that we have in this lifetime is the one with ourselves. As humans, we are always in a constant state of development and growth. Whatever you are currently navigating in your life, whatever goals you may have, I would be honored to hear your story, and walk with you in this process.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IS:
I work with individuals, couples, adolescents, and children on a wide variety of mental health concerns. Some areas of special interest that I enjoy exploring with my clients include stress management issues, dealing with burnout, life transitions, women’s issues, increasing self-esteem, eliminating negative self-talk, and healing from anxiety and depression. My approach is collaborative, and I believe it is important to work together as a team to put goals in place. I want to know what is working for my clients lives currently, what is not, and what the client is hoping to gain from the therapeutic process.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Songwriting and Music Business from Belmont University and am currently a graduate student in Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, under the supervision of Lipscomb University Staff and Cadey Phipps, LMFT (license #1348). I view problems from a systemic lens, which means I am always considering how my client’s relationships and larger systems plays a role in my client’s lives. I have completed training in PREPARE/ENRICH and Gottman Level 1, both amazing tools for premarital and/or couples therapy. I also often utilize Bowenian Theory, which involves working with my clients to identify patterns of behavior within the system, recognize how these patterns contribute the problem, and the work with them to find a solution; as well as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which involves assisting my clients with changing their thoughts in order to change their feelings or behaviors.