Hannah Mientka, MA, LPCC # 19908
Central Park - 2011 Dallas St., Aurora, CO. 80010
United Health Care
110.00 per clinical hour (50 min)
SPECIALTIES & APPROACH:
Let’s face it: life is messy. We are presented with various, often unanticipated, surprises and challenges. Life’s challenges can feel extremely heavy and tend to look the most intimidating when we are facing them alone. I am here to assure you that you are not alone. As your therapist, I will be your advocate and will stand alongside you in your journey to change with curiosity, empathy, transparency, and inevitably, humor.
I am passionate about providing individual counseling for adolescents and adults of various backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, self-esteem, and general life stressors. I utilize a holistic, person-centered approach and incorporate techniques from evidenced-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and attachment-based therapy to individualize your treatment. Additionally, my training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) allows me to integrate trauma-focused interventions into my treatment to address trauma, PTSD, and other distressing life experiences.
WHAT SESSIONS WILL BE LIKE:
Beginning a therapeutic journey can often feel intimidating, uncomfortable, or even scary. As your therapist, my primary goal is to create a safe, empowering, and non-judgmental space that offers you the freedom to show up as your authentic self. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and center my work on building trust and maintaining strong therapeutic rapport with my clients.
Our first few sessions will involve information gathering, a chance for us to get to know one another, and an opportunity for me to learn more about you, your experiences, and the many other influences that have contributed to the multifaceted human being that you are. During our sessions, I will offer you feedback and a fresh perspective, suggest tools and coping skills that may be useful for you, highlight your strengths, and even gently challenge you at times. I will approach you from a place of empowerment and encourage you to be an active participant as we work collaboratively to cultivate insight, set goals, develop skills, and embark on a journey to self-discovery.
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND:
Trained in evidenced-based trauma treatment: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Trained in attachment-based therapy: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFiT)
It is my own personal experience of life’s surprises and challenges that fueled my passion for helping others. Originally from Colorado Springs, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus on Human Services from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and graduated with my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver.
Outside of the therapy room, I enjoy cooking, listening to podcasts, traveling, attending concerts, tending to my plants, spending time with my dog, and cuddling up with a good book.