My personal experiences have allowed me to better sympathize and empathize with my clients. If my experience was the same or similar, it allows me to better understand what my client is going through and can help with building the therapist and client relationship. Our pain, stories, issues etc. can sometimes comfort others as well by reminding them they are not alone in their emotions or experiences of life.
Growing up my friends always relied upon me to help them through emotional problems within their romantic, friend, or family relationships. I truly enjoyed being a support system for my friends and reminding them that no matter what they go through, they are not alone; they do not have to get through their current experience by themselves. In addition, my own struggles in life made me solidify my passion for wanting to be someone's "one" person that they can open up to, trust, and depend on. Many people sometimes feel they have absolutely no one that cares enough about them to help them get through, grow, heal, or get passed certain problems or chapters in their life. I truly enjoy caring about and helping people through their emotional and or spiritual experiences of life.
I believe health should be a collaborative approach by including mind and body when treating either one. Our mental and physical health can affect each other and therefore, it is important to consider both. I currently work as a behavioral health care manager at Pacific Private Practice Network that combines helping clients manage and monitor both their mental and physical health. By being in direct communication with clients' physical health care providers, it yields more efficient and faster results and communication about clients' physical and mental health. However, collaborating with physical health doctors or other mental health workers outside networks can sometimes be a challenge. Hopefully this improves over time.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Women’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being female. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include female oppression, socialized gender role, female reproductive issues, motherhood, body image, divorce, and substance use.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The Gottman Method
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
CA, LMFT, 120332
Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology, California State University Fullerton
Bachelors of Science, Psychology, Santa Clara University
Bachelors of Arts, Theatre with Musical Theatre Concentration, Santa Clara University
Minor, Spanish, Santa Clara University
Savannah Hardie, is a passionate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently provides Teletherapy services in the state of California. She specializes in working with adolescents (14-18), young adult women, couples, parenting, women's issues, self esteem, addiction, anxiety, and depression. She has experience in working at a low income sliding fee scale non profit counseling center, a non- profit Christian counseling center and dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment centers. Savannah has taught at California State University of Fullerton to undergraduates. She has also worked as a Behavioral Health Care Manager for a network of physical health care providers.
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