Emily Hanneman is a social worker and psychotherapist offering individual and family therapy services in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. With experience working in community mental health, therapeutic residential treatment, and childcare, Emily specializes in working with clients struggling with issues related to stress and trauma as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Emily works with clients across the lifespan experiencing a wide range of presenting issues. Many of her clients are young adults navigating college, graduate school, or the transition into the workforce. With significant experience supporting children and adolescents, she has specific training to work with young people struggling with anger, tantrums, or frequent emotional dysregulation. Emily is also a queer-identified therapist and particularly enjoys working with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Emily practices an integrative approach to therapy that is rooted in relational psychodynamic tradition and focused on affect regulation and emotional validation. Emily believes that behavior is meaningful and she works with clients to explore the meaning of their behavior and symptoms. Her work focuses on establishing an empathetic and non-judgemental relationship with clients and she believes that healthy relationships are key to healing. Through their work together, Emily supports clients in developing insight into their emotional experiences and practical strategies for addressing and managing their concerns.
In response to COVID-19, all services will be provided via telehealth until further notice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Turning Point BHCC, 2019 - Present
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, 2014 - 2019
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, MSW, 2016
Kalamazoo College, BA, 2011