“The individuals that I work with are seeking help with various issues related to personal growth: mood problems, stress, loss, trauma, identity and relationship issues, frustrations with work and education, family and social pressures, chronic illness, and significant life changes. I consider it a moving and rewarding experience to help people in my practice to meet those life challenges, in a peaceful and private setting.”
Welcome to Hannah Cosdon Counseling LLC, a therapy practice located by Mill Run at Brookside Studio in Meadville PA. Hannah Cosdon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Master’s degree from Smith College in 1997. Hannah earned a B.A. in Psychology-based Human Relations from Connecticut College. Hannah is also a Hatha Yoga teacher with extensive training in the therapeutic use of mindfulness, breath-body awareness, and tension release.
“My firm belief is that effective therapy treats the whole person: mind, body, and spirit, while also considering the ways that relationships, family background, and cultural values may impact each person.”
Currently, Hannah is focused on helping individual clients (teens and adults ) to handle stress, loss, mood, identity, and relationship issues by offering an approach that includes relaxation, emotion regulation, assertive communication and healthy coping skills. Together Hannah and her clients develop personalized treatment plans that empower them to take positive steps toward lasting improvement.
Hannah incorporates treatment approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral herapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Journaling/narrative therapy, and Expressive arts therapy while drawing upon psychodynamic and family systems theories to understand human behavior and relationships.
License No. and State: CW016507 Pennsylvania
Hannah’s Decades of Experience as a Therapist
Prior to opening her own private practice in 2016, Hannah provided individual and family mental health treatment at Integrative Therapies Meadville, where she created a stress management skills group incorporating body-centered relaxation techniques to help people cope with anxiety and chronic pain.
From 2010-2015, Hannah provided counseling for children, adults, couples and families at Parkside Psychological Associates in Meadville, specializing in trauma focused treatment. During this time, Hannah also treated teen clients at Meadville Area Middle and High School, and collaborated with local agencies such as Women’s Services.
Hannah worked as a Specialized Foster Care Therapist for Catholic Charities in Illinois and as a Child/Family Therapist at a Community Mental Health Center in Massachusetts before moving to Meadville in 2002.
More About Hannah’s Mindful Movement Background
Since 2006 Hannah has taught various courses in yoga/coping skills and movement at Allegheny College with young adults, gifted/talented teens, and senior learners.
For several years, Hannah taught movement and relaxation skills for elementary and middle school students receiving learning and emotional support in the Crawford Central school system. In 2005 Hannah founded “CoMotion” a movement and music program for babies/toddlers with their caregivers in partnership with Creating Landscapes, Allegheny College, and Thurston House, a program for teen parents.