Hanna G. Kreiner
Hanna is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion. She started her career researching the medical outcomes of individual and group psychotherapy on autoimmune disease. Inspired by the meaningful improvements people experienced emotionally and physically, she pursued her Masters in Social Welfare to provide mind-body therapies directly to those in need.
With over a decade of clinical experience, Hanna helps people with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, pain, and the emotions that accompany life transitions. She is a skilled support group facilitator as well as counselor. Through her training and experience in hospitals and clinics, Hanna has developed a specialty supporting those coping with serious illnesses, specifically cancer and heart disease.
Hanna has found mindfulness to be a strong foundation in facing life’s greatest challenges with more ease and equanimity.
Her personal mindfulness practice informs her work, whether it’s providing integrative psychotherapy, guiding meditations, teaching workshops on stress reduction, or facilitating Mindful Self-Compassion (an 8-week evidence-based course) or Finding C.A.L.M. (a course for parents).
Hanna’s book, Self-Compassion Journal for First-Time Moms, engages readers in self-compassion practices tailored for new parents.
Using psychotherapeutic and mindfulness approaches, Hanna enjoys helping people find a meaningful and satisfying way of life. Licensed in both Washington and California, Hanna provides in-person counseling at Seattle Mindfulness Center (Phinney Ridge, Seattle) and serves Washington and California clients via tele-therapy. Hanna loves this work and welcomes the opportunity to connect with you.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Washington State Department of Health, LW60862054
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California State Board of Behavioral Sciences, LCS68045
Trinity College, BS in Psychology
UCLA, Master of Social Work
Finding Calm facilitator training, Community of Mindful Parenting (2019)
Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at UCSD (2019)
Gottman Method Couples Counseling Levels 1-3, The Gottman Institute (2018)
Mindful Self-Compassion, University of Washington (2018)
Advanced training in Guided Imagery, JFK University (2017)
Advanced training in Expressive Arts, JFK University (2017)
Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1 (2017)
Mindfulness Facilitators Training, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (2016)
Cancer Support Community Internship Training (2014-2015)
Mindful Awareness Practices I & II, UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center (2012, 2014)
One Day Training in Buddhist Psychology: The Essence – For Meditators and Psychologists with Jack Kornfield (2014)
Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr, Yoga Garden San Francisco, CA (2013)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Institute for Health & Healing (2013)
Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion Conference with John Kabat-Zinn & Kristen Neff, Greater Good Science Center (2013)