For most of my life, I've been drawn to understanding both my own experiences and those of others. Why do some of us struggle differently than others? Why are the ways we tend to cope so self-destructive? How can relationships contribute to and support mental health? How do we repair the things that feel broken? And how do we find hope when it seems like nothing will ever change?
In pursuit of those answers and out of a desire to walk alongside others as they find their answers, I've worked in the mental health field in community support, inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings since 2010.
I grew up in northwest Florida and pursued my Master's in Counseling Psychology in Washington at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Although I currently reside in Tennessee, I exclusively practice in Washington via telehealth.
I identify very strongly as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and as an anti-racist individual and practitioner. I believe mental health care has to include fighting against systems of oppression as well as the increasingly limited access to appropriate healthcare--both mental and physical--we continue to face today. I work with individuals of all faith/spirituality backgrounds, sexual and gender identities, and racial/ethnic/cultural identities.
I'm also a bit of a nerd, am obsessed with my dog, and prefer to spend my time at the dog park, reading, gaming, or puzzle making.
Hannah Fleming, LMHC