Hannah Mittleman Larusson
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Hannah Mittleman Larusson LCSW, is a warm and dynamic therapist who specializes in treatment of adults experiencing problems related to mood and anxiety, work related stressors, difficulties in relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners, including maternal mental health and those navigating parenting. Hannah also enjoys working with couples through various life stages.
Hannah’s therapeutic approach is inclusive of several evidence-based practices such as Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), & Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT).These practices provide practical techniques that have been shown to lead to symptom reduction and both cognitive and behavioral changes that support long term well-being.
Hannah received her MSW from Loyola University Chicago and now holds an LCSW, with a focus in Clinical Mental Health. Hannah is currently working toward a Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. For the last 10+ years, Hannah has worked in higher level of care settings at Insight Behavioral Health Center/Eating Recovery Center of Chicago and Compass Health Centers, in both clinical and director level roles. During that time, Hannah treated adults with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-injury & trauma and oversaw residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
A Note From Hannah
I learned the power of connection through my lived experience and professional training, and believe investing in a therapeutic relationship can help set the foundation of a fuller and more meaningful life. The best therapeutic work occurs in a collaborative environment where clients feel safe and empowered. I will let you set the pace and meet you where you are in your readiness for change. My personal therapy style is best described as genuine, relaxed, and direct. It is my hope that you can leave each session with greater perspective and/or a new skill to practice.
Outside of work, most of my time is spent chasing my toddler around. However, when she goes to bed, I like to try new recipes and restaurants, watch shows with my husband and enjoy Chicago with friends and family.
While her office is located in downtown Chicago next to Millenium park for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, South Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.