Diana Handy MS, CMHC
Hannah graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and minors of Sociology and Art. During this time, she was also able to volunteer as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), and at a local domestic violence shelter, CAPSA (Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse). Her undergraduate practicum was in a high school counseling center, where she mentored at-risk youth and helped them to reach graduation. These experiences sparked a passion for becoming an advocate for victims of abuse, and a previous career at the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Northern Utah.
Hannah has also recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a master’s degree in Social Work. While working on her degree, Hannah was an intern at Uinta Academy. During this time, she collaborated with therapists and families, provided individual therapy sessions, and led the Social Media and Relational Aggression group. Hannah employs the Strengths-Based perspective into her individual and family sessions and has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Hannah has discovered a deep love for teaching teenagers and families how to become happier and healthier versions of themselves. Hannah strongly believes that each person is worthy of love and compassion and works to improve each of her client’s self-esteem. From there she uses a goal-oriented approach to help motivate the clients to continue to motivate themselves towards achieving their individual short and long-term goals.
Outside of Uinta, Hannah loves to spend time with her family, especially her newborn daughter. Hannah’s hobbies include organizing, interior design, and watching true crime shows. She is often found traveling, trying new restaurants, thrift shopping, reading psychology books, or staying in to watch a good movie.
"Teens and young adults who come to Uinta are pleasantly surprised that they live in a home in a residential neighborhood, that the mountains are right outside their door, and that they get to do all the normal things that teenagers like to do."