Counseling Intern

Hannah is currently not accepting new clients

Hannah is a graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working towards her master’s degree in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling. In 2008, she received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Biological Sciences and worked in research before beginning her masters.

Her journey towards a counseling career started in 2013 when she began serving as a volunteer at an organization offering equine-assisted support to children who have experienced trauma. Through her work there, Hannah discovered a passion for partnering with children and families on their journey towards growth and healing. She had the privilege of serving children ranging in age from 5-18 years old who were facing challenges from a wide variety of life circumstances including: foster care, adoption, abuse, parental divorce, grief, parental substance abuse, incarceration of family members, bullying, self-harm, and suicidality. Hannah enjoys working with children and adolescents through the use of play therapy and values a therapeutic relationship founded on safety, trust, and collaboration. Hannah is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a widely-researched and highly-effective form of psychotherapy that helps individuals find healing from the symptoms of traumatic life experiences.

Areas of interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, ADHD, family systems, relationship issues, and integration of faith and spirituality.

Hannah lives in Cary with her husband Tyler and enjoys serving in the kid’s ministry at her church. In her free time she loves riding horses, reading, kayaking, and hiking anywhere with her husband and adorable dog, Lila.

Hannah Strayhorn