Hannah's Approach

I (pronouns: she her) pursued the field of mental health counseling after experiencing the loss of my own physical health from chronic illness. As I worked to regain my physical health, I experienced the toll chronic illness can have on someone’s mental health. Through this process, I became passionate about helping others have a safe space to process through life’s unique challenges.  

I believe that you hold the ability to overcome life's challenges. I seek to build a genuine connection and work as a team to process past and current stressors, life transitions, and obstacles.  I believe that together, you can work to identify your strengths that can bring about growth and resiliency.

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Hannah Bisig, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

614-957-0164 (ex 103)

hannah@tandemcolumbus.com

I greatly believe that the relationship between counselor and client is key to growth. I focus on creating a safe and authentic space in which together, you can foster healing and self-compassion. I utilize person-centered therapy (PCT) in which there is a focus on building the therapeutic relationship and using empathy to understand each person’s unique story. I also integrate feminist therapy in which I value and validate one’s identity, as well as acknowledging the systems that impact one’s expression of that identity. While I utilize these frameworks, I most value using an eclectic approach to counseling, so that the client can direct the therapeutic process. 

I am specifically passionate about helping people explore gender, sexual and relationship expression. Beyond this, I also enjoy working with those seeking to overcome life's challenges/transitions and experience more peace. I will cultivate a space in which you can freely explore and become the fullest version of yourself.

 
Personal

I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and have a devout love for all things Cincinnati. I moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2011 to pursue my undergraduate degree at Otterbein University. Following graduation, I pursued working in various non-profits, in which I was able to travel nationally and internationally – travelling and being immersed in other cultures is something I greatly enjoy. After a few years of travelling for work, I returned back to Columbus to pursue my counseling degree at Ashland University in order to make a difference in the lives of individuals. I find the deepest purpose and joy in seeing others find healing and being empowered to live out their life authentically.

 
Training and Experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I completed my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December of 2021. I hope to pursue becoming a Certified Sex Therapist, as much of my academic interest has been in intimacy and desire within the context of individuals and in relationships, as well as exploring the societal constructs that impact one’s expression of gender, sexuality and interpersonal expression. 

I have experience working with those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, aiding in the exploration of one’s identity, “coming out” process, transitioning, and more. I also have experience in working with those in poly or non-traditional relationships as they consider and/or work to open their relationship. 

Finally, I have experience in working with those navigating grief and loss. I recognize that life is full of change and holds space to process through such loss. I, personally, experienced the loss of my health and so I am uniquely aware of disenfranchised grief, defined as, losses that go unacknowledged. Such grief includes but is not limited to, loss of a loved one, chronic illness, end of relationships, change of job, spiritual deconstruction, job loss and more.

I recognize that both sex and grief are not always easy topics to discuss and use empathy and genuine compassion to promote a space in which you can freely process such topics. 

 
Range of Clinical Focus
  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression & Mood Disorders

  • Grief & Loss (ie. Loss of Loved One, Chronic Illness, Spiritual Evolution, Job Loss, etc.)

  • Life Transitions

  • Intimacy Concerns

  • Sexual and/or Gender Identities/Expression

  • Range of Relationship Structures (ie. Open, Monogamous, Polyamorous, etc.)

 
Licensure

Licensed Professional Counselor, C.2203984, Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Board of Ohio, 2022

 
Degrees

Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ashland University, 2021

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Public Relations, Otterbein University, 2015

Other Education & Certification

Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, 2020

Psychological First Aid, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2020

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