Hannah Hammond LCSW
Hannah developed a passion for people when she had a chance to work with humanitarian efforts in Central America. While there, she learned that happiness is not found in things but in human connection. She studied a combination of languages, sociology, and music in her undergraduate at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Following graduation, she studied for a semester in Vina del Mar, Chile, studying and traveling in about equal increments. Hannah went to graduate school at the University of Central Florida, focusing on addiction and healing in micro and macro populations. Saying goodbye to the beach, Disneyworld and her friends were hard but Hannah says she felt like her time in Florida had come to a close.
She moved to Utah and began working in the field to help people find recovery from drugs and alcohol. In the process, she realized there was a common thread with addiction that wasn’t being properly addressed in typical treatment settings: interpersonal trauma. Thus began her education and training with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Hannah also subscribes to the work and research of Brene Brown and uses it often in her therapeutic work.
Hannah has a passion to help people learn to accept (and eventually love) themselves no matter their size, their accomplishments, their mistakes/shortcomings. The connection with people in session makes coming to work enjoyable and motivating. Hannah considers her husband and children to be big motivators to continue this work and is always grateful for their support.