Healing through compassion and self-acceptance
Welcome to my practice! I look forward to helping you reach your mental health needs and goals. I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, attachment difficulties, postpartum and life transitions. My practice is focused around deep processing of the somatic, automatic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. I do this by utilizing the AIR Network, Brainspotting and ART, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy and mindfulness. I also work through a multicultural feministic lens. My goal is for you to reach your mental health needs and goals in an efficient and timely manner in order to reach a point where you can graduate from mental health services and only need maintenance sessions as new stressors arise going forward.
I have designed my practice to offer a place that focuses primarily on deep processing versus the traditional talk therapy route. I focus on reaching the areas within ourselves where internal wounds are held that words alone cannot always reach. I firmly believe that change comes from internal love and compassion not internal hate and ridicule. My hope is to help you find that internal place of love and compassion and to find and build your authentic and most resource self and voice. You can expect our first two to three sessions to focus on the initial assessment (only the first appointment gets billed as an initial assessment), building rapport and establishing goals and a treatment plan. After the second or third appointment is when you can expect to begin our deep processing work. Each subsequent session will be a combination of utilizing either brainspotting or ART, as well as traditional talk therapy, mindfulness and skill building mixed throughout.
My practice is designed for those who may already be seeing a provider or attending a treatment program as well as those who are looking to see a provider for the first time. I would be a great fit for those who may feel stuck in their mental health journey or in need to process through difficult memories, experiences, traumas or feelings that may be blocking your ability to reach your goals in other treatment formats. If you are wishing to see me as an add-on service to your current services, I greatly looking forward to collaborating with your treatment team. Whether you are new to therapy or looking for add-on services and wanting a place to engage in deep processing work, I hope you reach out to get scheduled.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I am from Northern Minnesota but am currently living in the Twin Cities but try to get up north often. I enjoy cooking, eating, watching movies, fashion, the arts, swimming, being on the lake, helping my mom garden, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family. Traveling and exploring new cultures, foods and traditions is also a great passion of mine.
The AIR Network Model https://www.airnetworkinstitute.com/air-network-model-gials
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) https://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) (Level 1) https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/how-art-works/
Brainspotting (Phases 1 – 4, Masterclass, From Freeze to Thaw part 1 & 2, Expansion, Revolutionize your intake) https://brainspotting.com/about-bsp/what-is-brainspotting/
The Emily Program – Provided individual and group therapy to those struggling with all forms of eating disorders/struggles (Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, PICA, other specified) and body image distress.
Saint Cloud State University Counseling Center – Provided individual and group therapy to college students struggling in all areas of life and school.
Hennepin County Mental Health Center – Conducted psychological assessments to adults
Northern Pines Mental Health Center – Provided individual therapy to high school students
Guardian Angel Domestic Violence Shelter – Provided individual and group therapy to those who are struggling with abusive or unhealthy interpersonal relationships.
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University: Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) August 2015 to March 2019 (Note: Degree not obtained due to sudden school closure)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Masters of Arts (MA) May 2014
The College of Saint Scholastica: Bachelors of Arts (BA) 2006
Semester at Sea study abroad experience: Spring 2005
MN Clinical LPCC License Number issued by the State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy: 02632
My practice is self-pay, meaning I am out-of-network with all insurance companies. This means that all sessions are paid in full on the day of service via either credit card or HSA/FSA card. I can provide an itemized receipt called a “superbill” for you to submit to your insurance company in order to utilize your out-of-network (OON) benefits. Some insurance companies, but not all, will reimburse for some or all of the cost of your sessions by utilizing OON reimbursement. OON reimbursement is solely your responsibility and I do not guarantee any reimbursement nor deal directly with insurance companies. Please let me know if you wish to submit for out-of-network reimbursement so I can provide that paperwork for you.
Private pay for services allows for much more flexibility with appointments, services provided, privacy, potential ability to be seen much sooner and to not have insurance dictate sessions and services. Private pay similarly allows you to see me while also seeing another provider or treatment program without worrying about insurance controlling how the different services should work, allowing you to have more control with your care.
I offer a free 15-minute phone or video conversation to chat to see if we would be a good therapeutic fit. Please call or email me to schedule.
Please reach out if you any questions about scheduling or availability.
PLEASE NOTE: I am a telehealth only practice. I do not offer any in-person appointments. I chose to only offer telehealth due to offering such highly sought after and effective treatment specialties and services that I wanted to make sure were accessible to all of Minnestoa and not simply one geographical location.
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Hannah Bunney, MA, LPCC (she/her/hers)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor