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Hannah Pomfret, MA, LMHCA M.Ed., ESA
WA License #MC 61422009
- Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Gottman Method
- Couples Counseling
“Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.” – Mr. Fred Rogers.
While Mister Rogers was never a counselor, his work as a “helper” influences my work. Like him, I view children as human beings with complicated lives, insight, and deserving of respect. As a counselor, I hold space to talk with children about complex topics, honor their feelings and offer words of hope and healing. I work towards inclusion of “all different neighborhoods” by practicing play therapy through a multicultural lens.
Normal Working Hours
Training & Certifications
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Masters of Education in School Counseling
Foundations of Play Therapy, Green Stream
Level 1 & Level 2 Completed
Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Schools
Emotionally Focused Therapy
More About Hannah
Navigating parenthood can be challenging, and many families may need support. Parents and children alike need help to cope and connect with others, especially in light of stressors like COVID-19.
Do you sometimes struggle to understand how your child is feeling? It may be difficult to know what to say to help them talk…or how to talk when they do not listen. Children often do not have the words to express their thoughts or feelings. Talk therapy is not always successful in helping them process big feelings or difficult life situations.
Play is a way to help children communicate. I use non-directive play therapy to encourage children to see themselves as leaders. This shift increases their confidence in problem-solving and making positive choices. Through our work together, they can build trust with another adult who cares about them. We will work towards co-regulation and collaborative problem-solving. Throughout my career as an educator and school counselor for six years, I am passionate about working with children of all ages and their grown-ups. I can support anyone’s child or “inner child.”
Each client is unique, and I strive to meet their needs through various therapeutic modalities. I assist them in leveraging their strengths to meet their needs. I help them develop self-compassion by modeling unconditional positive regard. My calm demeanor makes them feel safe to be themselves. What I love about this work is building a strong relationship based on mutual respect and helping clients experience pride as they grow.
Outside of the session, you can find me relaxing in hot yoga, curled up with a good book, singing show tunes, grabbing a coffee, or playing with my two cats, Winnifred and Blackwell.