Hannah J. Sedgwick, MS T-LMFT
The decision to seek out therapy can be an extremely hard one to make, and I am here to walk with people in some of their darkest times. I developed my passion for helping people through therapy by attending therapy myself. I sought therapy at the age of 19 during an ongoing divorce between my parents. This lead to a severe development of anxiety which made it hard to focus on school and compete at the collegiate level for track and field. The help I received left me with a desire to help people and to let them know that they are not alone in the hard times that life can throw their way.
I specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals, couple, and families struggling with family conflict, parenting, child behavioral issues, trauma, and marital distress. I received my undergraduate education through William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. My graduate education was obtained through Friends University with a Master of Science in Family Therapy under the instruction the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy’s president elect, Dr. Christohper Habben, Phd, LCMFT. One of the largest area of focus in my practice involves working with children and adolescents. During my graduate program my internship was at the Child Abuse Prevention Association, or CAPA, in Independence, Missouri. At CAPA I worked with children, teens and adults in combinations of individual, couple and family therapy sessions. When working with children I often use play during therapy sessions to aid in the child's ability to express emotions that can be hard to express in other situations. Much of my work at CAPA revolved around working with children who were victims of abuse and their families cope with the lasting effects it can have on all members of the family.
Another area of my work as a therapist involves working with athletes struggling who may be struggling with anxiety surrounding the sport that they compete in. Being a former college athlete I understand the large amount of pressure that is involved and the difficulty keeping balance in my life. There can be a great amount of pressure put on athletes no matter what their age may be, especially as they continue on in the the world of collegiate sports after high school. A large issue with athletes is learning how to maintain balance in their lives. My goal is to help them learn to balance the pressures of their sports along with school, personal lives and family time.
Hannah Sedgwick ReachesBasehor KS