Hannah O’Reilly, MSc, MA Candidate, RP(Qualifying).
Hannah is a strong believer in the idea that taking the first step to reach out for support and discuss your story is a great sign of strength and also signifies the beginning of a personal, enriching journey. At Grounded Psychology, Hannah works alongside adolescents and adults towards goals that are formulated in collaboration with clients to ensure that any unique needs are being met and inner strengths/resources are being nurtured. Hannah continuously strives to provide a warm, safe, inclusive space for all. Over the years she has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in various clinical and community settings. Primarily, Hannah has experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, behavioural issues, OCD tendencies, self-harm tendencies, low self-esteem, body image concerns, social/peer difficulties, as well as those who have experienced developmental trauma/loss. Hannah takes an eclectic approach to therapy, whereby she primarily adopts a trauma-informed, strengths-based, humanistic lens. Hannah also draws upon core tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and emotion-focused interventions. Hannah completed her BA with Honours in Applied Psychology at Bishops University, followed by her MSc in Family Relations and Human Development at the University of Guelph. She is currently completing her MA in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa, whereby she is defending her master’s thesis on children’s mental health and parenting this summer. Hannah is committed to continued professional development through attending trainings/workshops, presenting at conferences, completing readings, and disseminating her research findings in psychology journals.