hanly callahan

In a life without road maps, the experience of therapy offers essential tools and insight to help you move forward on your own unique path. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space that honors who you are and how you experience your world.

As a person-centered psychotherapist, I see conditions such as depression and anxiety as symptoms of a larger dynamic. Therefore, I work holistically to help you tend to areas of your life that need attention. By bringing awareness to patterns of thought or behavior that no longer serve you, we will work together to move your life forward in more powerful and dynamic ways. Big emotions can often feel overwhelming, but with permission to be yourself, you can begin to expand your capacity for your own complexity.

My practice integrates evidence-based theories of mindful self-compassion, neurobiology, depth and somatic practices, the wisdom of humor, and AEDP (accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy) to help you find a sense of balance and congruency. I specialize in assisting with the challenges of living in the digital age, such as device dependency, social media exposure, and relationship issues, and more.

With a background in filmmaking, creativity informs a large part of my practice. I believe that storytelling can be an powerful therapeutic tool, and in therapy, we will work to deepen the stories of your life and sometimes re-arrange them to reflect new growth. In order to do this, I work with the contents that the imagination brings through dreams and images.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Film from New York University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Pacifica Graduate University in Santa Barbara. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (License #tbd) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #tbd) and am supervised by Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, listening to music, enjoying the golden age of television, and spending time with my husband and son. My hours are flexible, and include morning and evening availability.