Hannah Alderete,MA, LMHC, HHC

Hannah Alderete,MA, LMHC, HHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH60876137
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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.

$175 for 60 minute appointments. I also can provide documentation for you to submit for out of network coverage.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Kirkland, Washington 98033
Medina, Washington 98039

My Approach to Helping

Are you tired of feeling disconnected from yourself? Longing for a way out of the unhelpful patterns that have held you back for far too long? You've come to the right place.

I specialize in helping individuals recover from toxic shame and reclaim their self-worth. From an early age, you may have been conditioned to believe that certain parts of yourself were unacceptable. It's time to break free from this belief and embrace who your most authentic, worthy self.

My approach is different. I don't believe in minimizing your needs or silencing your emotions. Instead, I work side by side with you to create a safe and secure space where you can freely explore your feelings and needs. This process can lead to profound internal change, allowing you to build a healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself.

You don't have to suffer in silence anymore. Experiencing chronic shame and feelings of unworthiness can cause real pain, and I want you to know that your needs and feelings matter. There's no need to qualify your pain – I am here to support you every step of the way.

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to embrace your most authentic self. Together, we can help you overcome the barriers that have held you back, guiding you towards a life filled with self-acceptance, self-love, and genuine happiness.

Take the first step towards healing and reach out! You deserve a life where you can be authentically you. Let me help you get there.

In addition, I work with folks affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who want to no longer be bossed around by what their OCD tells them. They want to live a life with more flexibility, freedom, and acceptance. If that's you, you might recognize yourself in this pattern: You experience an intrusive, unwanted thought tied to an obsession you have. It causes a massive spike of anxiety and panic inside your body, feeling as though the world is tilting on its axis. Because you don't want to feel this way, you've developed compulsions that attempt to neutralize the fear you're experiencing. They work for about five minutes, but then you're right back to where you started.

Imagine an alternative scenario: You are living your life and one of your pesky intrusive, unwanted thoughts or worries enters into your mind and instead of panic, you are able to see it as irrelevant mental chatter that no longer requires your attention. You say, "oh, there goes my mind doing what it does" and gracefully move on with your day. Through my work with clients using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy as well as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CF-CBT), I help you tune into what's most important for you: Living your life to the fullest and no longer taking instruction from your OCD.

More Info About My Practice

I am so excited to say that I offer an exclusive online therapy practice! What that means is that you and I would meet through a HIPAA compliant video software that lets you meet with me in the comfort of your own home or office. Studies are showing that online therapy is equivalent in efficacy (if not more) to in-person therapy!

My philosophy is that a good therapist is a good therapist regardless if they're online or in person. I think it's more important that you find a therapist that fits your needs, not just one that's close by, which is why online therapy is so awesome. :)

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love walking the path of self-discovery with people. I feel so at home in being with someone who is working out an issue in their life and truly feel inspired by the individuals I work with.

From my experience as a therapist, no one person has it all together and most people have something they're struggling with. There is no right or wrong way of being, we just are experiencing life as it happens.

I love being a therapist because I get to witness wonderful transformations in people. I feel so empowered by the individuals I treat and am constantly in awe of the challenges that they overcome and the inner wisdom that is discovered.

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 merely an invitation to get to know yourself on another level.

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, improving your relationships with others, and gaining a deeper understanding of who you are.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults who have complex post traumatic stress, adult children of narcissistic parents, and individual adults dealing with OCD.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Stress

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