Hannah Platt, MSW, specializes in working with children, adolescents, teens-transitioning-to-adulthood, and families. Working with children and adolescents has always been a passion for Hannah and she is thrilled to continue to do so in the warm environment of the Lifespan Psychological Center.
Hannah believes deeply in the power of a strong, supportive therapeutic alliance between a clinician and a child/adolescent client in order to help them navigate through life transitions such as starting a new school, losing friends or family members, or moving away for college. Hannah is especially familiar with schools, agencies, and facilities in the Los Angeles area, where she was born and raised.
After earning her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, Hannah spent many years serving as the Program Director for Camp Ramah in California, where she worked to create programming that would benefit the developmental growth of younger and older campers. As well, Hannah led high school and college aged staff members to build their leadership skills while working on their own social and emotional growth.
Since graduating from USC’s School of Social work with a concentration on Children, Youth and Families, Hannah has immersed herself in understanding and treating depression, anxiety, and the overarching effects of trauma. Working with middle school students and families in South Los Angeles, she helped traumatized and vulnerable youth succeed in school and in their social environment and gained extensive clinical experience working with children and teens from diverse ethnic backgrounds.