Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Masters of Education, M.Ed
Accepting new clients for daytime and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Thu: By appointment only
Specialties & expertise
Hannah Goodman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Barrington, RI. She specializes in anxiety, including panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and worry. She also has expertise in depression, adolescent issues, life transitions, couples counseling, and family counseling. Humor, laughter, and compassion are integral components to her practice.
Outside of her counseling practice, Hannah works as a writing coach and college counselor, drawing on her years of experience in the school system to help individuals of all ages with writing projects and prospective college and graduate students with their applications.
Hannah sees teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, couples, families, parents, and seniors. She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, and motivational interviewing.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Adolescents – emotional and social issues; school-related stress and anxiety; substance use; mood regulation; learning and executive function problems
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Family counseling – communication and conflict resolution between family members; transitional issues before/during/after divorce; issues affecting the entire family, such as addiction, depression, or behavioral problems
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Career counseling – Making the most of a promotion, recovering from disappointments, and learning how to navigate the social-organizational aspects of company life
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Hannah is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $110 (60min)
Therapist's note: Hannah can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"I believe that all of us can help ourselves once we have the tools and resources to do so. Through practice, commitment, and support, anyone can work through life stressors and transitions. Sometimes we need extra encouragement, and sometimes we need to learn those self-help skills in order to be able to help ourselves through a tough time. I believe in your inner strength and resilience and see my role as teacher/coach and sometimes cheerleader. I aim to help you discover how you want your life to be and then to help you figure out how to get there."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Mental Health Counseling, 2017 - Present
Private Practice, College Counseling & Writing Coaching, 2005 - Present
Quality Behavioral Health, Mental Health Clinician, 2015 - 2018
High School and Middle School Teacher, 1998 - 2004
Rhode Island College, Certificate in Graduate Studies, 2017
Providence College, M.Ed School Counseling, 2003
Clark University, BA, 1997