Hannah Alderete, M.A., LMFTA, LMHCA
|Professions: Counseling, , , Mental Health Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate - MG60695637|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: It's important for you to feel a connection with me, so I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation for you to get a sense of how I work.
Currently I do not take insurance, however I do accept sliding scale fee's and reduced costs if you are unable to afford my rates. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding this policy! I know we can find a rate that is comfortable for both of us. My fee's are $80 an hour and I accept credit card, check, or cash.
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When we explore ourselves with gentle curiosity and compassion, something amazing happens! The aspects of ourselves, which have felt shameful and challenging to look at suddenly become seen for what they are: parts of ourselves that have never really felt understood. By inviting those parts of yourself into the therapy room, you will discover that you can engage with them in a way that will bring about positive change and self-acceptance.
I feel so passionate about helping others and I truly love the work of being with another person through their ups and downs. My purpose as a therapist is to help others feel more at ease with themselves, to be able to experience challenging situations with grace and flexibility, and to feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings without hesitation.
My approach to healing is to create a warm and nonjudgmental environment, where you can feel safe to explore those often 'unsafe' aspects of the self that lead to feelings like anxiety, depression, meaninglessness, and confusion.
You and I will work together to bring gentle awareness to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have become rigid and inflexible to change. I will assist you in learning tools to challenge unhelpful thinking, cultivate self-acceptance, and become more flexible in the way you think and feel.
Email or Call Hannah Alderete, M.A., LMFTA, LMHCA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34056
More Info About My Practice
Making the decision to work with a therapist can feel both empowering and scary. It is completely normal to feel nervous and apprehensive about taking the first leap. It can also feel very exciting to know that you will be able to safely explore who you are with a nonjudgmental, accepting, and person-centered practitioner.
I would like to extend the offer for you to contact me by phone or email to schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation, where we can talk and you can determine if I am the right fit for you. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance and it's essential to find a therapist that you can connect with.
In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, "I am inviting you to go deeper, to learn and to practice so that you become someone who has a great capacity for being solid, calm, and without fear, because our society needs people like you who have these qualities, and your children, our children, need people like you, in order to go on, in order to become solid, and calm, and without fear."
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can help you in so many ways! It can offer you a safe haven where you are regarded with respect, acceptance, and warmth. Therapy can also improve your relationship with yourself and others in your life. You will likely feel more self-accepting and that will translate to being accepting of others in your life. You may also experience an increase in your ability to view situations in a flexible way instead of all or nothing thinking. Therapy can also help you feel more in tune with your values and help you live your life according to those values. You will uncover so many truths about yourself and will begin to let go of the unhelpful attitudes you had toward yourself.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love walking the path of self-discovery with another person and acting as a guide on their journey. I feel so at home in being with another person who is working out something in their life, whether it's positive or negative, and I love the process of peeling back the layers of truth with another person.
From my experience as a therapist, no one person has it all together and most people are struggling or conflicted about something (or lost of things) in their lives. And that's okay! There is no right or wrong way of being...we just are experiencing life as it happens. However, my experience has also shown me that people are incredibly resilient, insightful, and adaptable to life circumstances.
Being a therapist has given me the chance to help others change their relationship with themselves and their experiences in a way that creates harmony and balance in their lives.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy does not mean you are weak or flawed. I cannot repeat that enough. Therapy is an experience between two people with the intention of bringing about greater awareness to the drives within us (thoughts, feelings, behaviors) and learn ways of being with our experiences rather than pushing them away.
For most of us, we probably take care of ourselves and our families by going to the doctor and dentist regularly, exercising, getting your car looked at, investing in a good coffee pot, and the list goes on. We are constantly looking to make our lives comfortable and consistent. The act of going to see a therapist is no different.
By taking the time to talk about your fears, hopes, experiences, and concerns with a trained therapist, you are practicing self-care that is no different from seeing a doctor, dentist, mechanic, or any other specialist who's aim is to help you in some way.
We all benefit from taking the time to talk with another person in a meaningful way. Therapy is simply another tool of taking care of yourself, bettering your relationships with others, and feeling more at home with who you are.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
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