About Hannah Dahdouh, Graduate Intern

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Evening, weekend, and virtual appointments available.

Graduate Intern supervised by Heather Murphy, LPC-S

Each client is unique and brings their own set of strengths, experiences, and goals to the therapeutic relationship.

I am a graduate therapy intern who is excited to begin seeing clients for the first time! I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with the University of Houston, Main Campus, and have completed extensive coursework and training in a variety of therapeutic approaches. I am also trained in crisis intervention and have extensive experience working as an administrative professional with non-profits and higher education institutions.

Throughout my training, I have developed a deep passion for helping clients overcome their mental health challenges and achieve greater emotional stability and well-being. I recognize that each client is unique and brings their own set of strengths, experiences, and goals to the therapeutic relationship. As a result, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their concerns, build self-awareness, and develop new skills to cope with life’s challenges.

I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation of effective therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to establish a therapeutic relationship that is grounded in trust, empathy, and mutual respect. As someone from a mixed cultural background myself, I also recognize the importance of cultural humility and strive to create an inclusive space where clients from all backgrounds feel seen and valued.

In therapy sessions, I draw on a range of evidence-based techniques and interventions to support clients in achieving their goals. I am particularly drawn to Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) because of its approach to wellness, which emphasizes that engagement in healthy relationships featuring mutual empathy and respect are key for one’s well-being and that loneliness and isolation contribute to one’s mental and emotional suffering.  I also enjoy incorporating Mindfulness exercises to help clients reconnect with their bodies as well as practices meant to engage my clients’ creativity as a form of self-care and reconnection.  I believe that in most cases, my clients already possess the solutions to their own questions, I just help them learn how to apply their tools in new ways.  I am also trained in Person-Centered Therapy, which prioritizes the client’s individual perspective and personal growth, and Psychodynamic Therapy, which explores the unconscious roots of mental health issues often originating from early childhood experiences.

As a new therapist, I am committed to ongoing learning and growth. I regularly attend professional development workshops and conferences to stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in the field. I also seek out feedback from my clinical supervisors and professional peers to continually improve my skills as a therapist.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, visiting museums and getting my hands muddy working on my pottery.  In an effort to practice what I preach to my own clients, I work to maintain a healthy work-life balance to support my own mental health and emotional wellness.

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