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Hannah Michel, MSW, LGSW
is a therapist with Women’s Services as well as Youth Services. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Belmont University and Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Tennessee, as well as a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies at Union University.  Currently, Hannah provides individual and group services to adults and children at Domestic Abuse Project. Prior to working at Domestic Abuse Project, Hannah has worked as Elders Specialist at Catholic Charities of Tennessee Refugee Resettlement. Within that position she was responsible for a program that sought to meet the mental, physical, and emotional needs of older adult refugees through English Language Learning, citizenship preparation, physical exercise, and community acculturation activities.  Hannah approaches therapy through a feminist, client-centered, and strengths based orientation, believing that clients have the tools and strengths they need to feel empowered and make their own choices. She believes that creating a safe and trusting environment, where clients can know that they are heard and believed is an essential element in therapy. She also believes that breaking isolation and creating space for clients to share their stories and know that they are not alone is a valuable step in increasing empowerment and healing.  Hannah is also participating as Study Coordinator in two research studies DAP is conducting with the University of Minnesota.

 

Email: hmichel@mndap.org

Phone: 612.874.7063 x205