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Katelyn Hahn, MA

Katelyn Hahn (Cunningham) is a licensed professional counselor  (LPC) and national certified counselor (NCC) with a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families. Katelyn believes it is important to respect each individual client’s unique circumstances, background, and readiness for healthy change in their life.  Katelyn uses an integrative approach to treatment, which enables her to meet the specific needs of each patient, in the most effective way possible. Katelyn will often utilize play therapy when working with children, allowing the child to explore struggles and develop effective coping strategies through play techniques.   When working with adolescents and adults, Katelyn employs a variety of evidenced-based techniques such as: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), executive functioning coaching and emotion-focused therapy.  Katelyn works with her patients to explore valuable strategies to overcome obstacles interfering with their lives.

Katelyn has experience addressing a variety of presenting problems, including: anxiety, depression, varying mood disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, ADD/ADHD and other executive functioning difficulties, PTSD, behavioral challenges, sensory issues, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, school and career problems, eating disorders, obsessive–compulsive disorder, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Background

Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology degree at Roosevelt University. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.  Katelyn’s clinical training included community mental health work, where she specialized in in treating children, adolescents, and families exposed to domestic violence and sexual assault.  Katelyn also gained valuable experience working in therapeutic day school setting with students struggling with behavioral, emotional, social and sensory issues.  Katelyn is also experienced in a variety of group therapies addressing such topics as: social skills, anti-bullying, identifying and expressing feelings, managing anger, reducing anxiety, problem-solving, and empowerment groups.

Katelyn has continued her education and training in dialectical behavioral treatment; motivational interviewing; nutrition and mental health; psychiatric medications; anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; proven techniques for ODD, ASD, ADHD and mood disorders, ethics in treatment, self-regulation techniques for children with Autism, ADHD and sensory disorders; as well as executive functioning.