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MA, LPC, ATR Hannah Phillips Hale

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

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Hannah Phillips Hale is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: MA, LPC, ATR
Years in Practice: 7
State: VA

My name is Hannah Phillips Hale. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, as well as a Registered Art Therapist, currently working toward Art Therapy Board Certification. I am also currently working on my Infant Mental Health certification, as I spent a great deal of professional time focusing on early child development and the dynamics of family interactions. Though I have been licensed since only 2019, I have over 16 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals of various ages (pregnant mothers and their unborn children, children from birth on and their caretakers, adolescents, teenagers, parents, older individuals), families and couples in a variety of settings (in-home, in office/outpatient, schools, community programs, and more).

I strive to approach others with curiosity and an opportunity to learn while also teaching. I see the therapeutic relationship as a kind of partnership, where both you and I work together to collaborate and determine what is or isn't working, and what goals are most appropriate for now or for the future. By using a simplistic approach and focusing on the present moment, we often find confidence and motivation more easily, in order to achieve that "low hanging fruit" of achievable goals. Then, we can also address the big picture with further focus on the small and important details.

It is about the process rather than the product. This is the phrase that I like to reference, in regards to our life experiences and within therapy/counseling experiences. As we work toward healing, we often want to find a solution or an answer. Oftentimes, the solutions or answers arise during the process of experiencing and learning. I hope to offer this process of discovery to you, through various therapeutic techniques, and especially through Art Therapy. One does not have to be an artist or have any experience making art, in order to be able to benefit from Art Therapy techniques. In my work, I utilize creative and expressive techniques with clients in order to support a sense of exploration, discovery, and the power that comes with creating. Other approaches and methods that are used in my work include Person-Centered, Supportive and Motivational Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Humanistic/Existential, Mindfulness Based techniques, Psychodynamic Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.

Much of my time in the field has focused on working alongside individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, lack of purpose or motivation, low self-esteem/self-concept, managing life changes or stagnancy, and relationship issues/communication challenges. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool that can be used both in the counseling experience itself and also in other relationships, as our interactions and learning opportunities ripple out to impact us in other environments and situations. I look forward to potentially meeting you, learning about you, and working to support you, as we move forward in this life!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Where do I start? That I got connected with Hannah is a miracle. I could spend the rest of the day composing a message and it would not express the importance of my pairing with Hannah and the help she gave me. I'm tearing up thinking about it. That I was paired with Hannah is a miracle. 'Nuff said.

J.O.·Mar 20, 2022


I’ve worked with several counselors and therapists in the last decade and Hannah is easily by far the most helpful and thoughtful therapist I’ve been blessed to get help from. She goes above and beyond to understand my struggles and help me understand ways to cope with and address them. I’ve never stuck with a therapist for as long as I have with her or made as much progress. When I decide to return to therapy I will definitely be asking to work with her again.

M.A.·Mar 02, 2022


Hannah Phillips Hale and I didn't have a chance to do any therapy together, but she was helpful with locating resources for me outside of Better Help that better suited my lifestyle. She was very kind and courteous, and she seemed like she would be a great fit for me if my financial situation in life was a little different. Thank you Hannah for the resources you helped connect me with!

M.I.·Nov 17, 2021


I am blessed to have been matched with Hannah. She is amazing. I have not had success with therapy until now.

J.O.·Oct 30, 2021


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