Counseling and Play Therapy in Portland Oregon
My name is Hannah Benedict. I offer counseling, play therapy, and parent coaching in Portland, Oregon. It’s my belief that everyone can overcome challenges. I help clients of all ages and backgrounds to flourish.
My mission is to empower individuals and families with practical solutions to overcome challenges and flourish.
- Counseling is a safe place to overcome personal challenges and move towards thriving.
- EMDR, expressive arts, play therapy, and other somatic interventions
- Ages 3- Adults
- In-person appointments in Hillsboro, Oregon
Story is at the core of who we are.
As children, we listened to stories, made up stories, and act out stories.
As we grow, stories remain at our core.
The stories inside us dictate how we show-up. In our families, in our friendships, and in our work.
With curiosity, we can learn more about the stories inside us. Some stories serve us well. Others we will write new stories so we can flourish.
StoryWorks encompasses the practice of knowing and living your story. Counseling, play therapy, parent coaching, and trainings are grounded in the work of story. However we work together, you will get tools to write and live your best story.
Children and Stories
Children are not just learning how to read or that 1+1=2. Both positive and challenging experiences influence a child’s internal story. This internal story impacts their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Our bodies and minds are always looking for clues for safety. When a child experiences something unsafe, it greatly impacts their story.
Through play, children are able to share their internal story. Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, children can write an internal story that helps them flourish.