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.
College & graduate student issues
Body image issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
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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