Hannah Keene, MFAW (she/her) is a current Master’s Degree candidate for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at DePaul University. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFAs in Writing and Fiber Arts from Colorado State University. As a lifelong student of storytelling and narrative, Hannah is interested in the stories we are told and how they impact the narratives we tell about ourselves. She upholds the belief that therapy is a space for clients to rewrite their experience toward agency, empowerment, and acceptance while simultaneously navigating the uncomfortable and joyous, liberating moments of growth and transition. 

Using an existential (meaning making) and narrative framework, Hannah believes in fostering relationship through mutuality, authenticity, and deep intention. As a psych-sensitive and trauma-informed certified yoga and meditation instructor, she integrates somatics (mind-body connection) into her therapeutic approach. She is versed in holding space for clients to attune to and affirm the brilliant, varied parts of themselves. Working through a feminist lens, Hannah recognizes the impacts of systemic inequities and regards rest is a needful path to resistance and change. She believes in supporting clients by honoring the healing process at their pace. With an emphasis in working with identity, trauma, shame, grief/ loss, and end of life work, Hannah’s approach is one of collaboration, compassion, and radical acceptance. 

Previously, Hannah has worked in crisis intervention and as advocate for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner abuse, as well as an outreach educator on survivors and caregiver support. Hannah is sex-positive and 2SLGBTQIA, poly/ENM and kink-affirming. She is currently a volunteer speaker for the Green Burial Council and is working towards her Death Doula certification.