Hannah Barnhill Bayne holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University. She completed her master’s degree in community counseling at The College of William and Mary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. Hannah is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland where she teaches courses on counseling skills, theories, diversity issues, and provides clinical supervision. Hannah has seven years of experience working with a wide range of clinical concerns. Her expertise is in working with adults and young adults and she is particularly interested in issues relating to life transitions and identity formation.
Hannah’s approach to counseling is eclectic in that she believes in selecting theories and techniques based on what is needed by each client. Her primary clinical approaches are Humanistic/Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Narrative, Existential, and psychodynamic. She has received additional training in incorporating spirituality/religion in counseling, grief and loss counseling, utilizing meditation in counseling, and strength-based counseling. She views each client as unique and deserving of an individual approach. She also believes in validating the personal relationship each client has with God and exploring how these unique relationships can be utilized in recovery. Hannah believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and has witnessed how a collaborative and supportive connection can be transformative in the lives of clients. She thinks that people have a desire for wholeness and growth, and that by understanding themselves and tapping into their own strengths and insights they can implement lifelong changes. Hannah believes that it takes tremendous courage to be willing to sit and examine the less-than-perfect pieces of our lives, and deeply respects her clients who take on this challenging but rewarding work.
Hannah also speaks Spanish at a moderate level of proficiency. She has lived in Peru and enjoys learning about and experiencing other cultures.
"Treatment is not just fixing what is broken; it is nurturing what is best within ourselves." (Seligman, 1999)