Hannah (pronouns: she/her) pursued the field of mental health counseling after experiencing the loss of her own physical health from chronic illness. As she worked to regain her physical health, she experienced the toll chronic illness can have on someone’s mental health. Through this process, Hannah became passionate about helping others have a safe space to process through life’s unique challenges.
Hannah believes that you hold the ability to overcome life's challenges. She seeks to build a genuine connection and work as a team to process past and current stressors, life transitions, and obstacles.
Hannah Bisig, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
614-957-0164 (ex 103)
Hannah believes that together, you can work to identify your strengths that can bring about growth and resiliency.
Hannah greatly believes that the relationship between counselor and client is key to growth. She focuses on creating a safe and authentic space in which together, you can foster healing and self-compassion. Hannah utilizes 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. She also integrates feminist therapy in which she values and validates one’s identity, as well as acknowledging the systems that impact one’s expression of that identity. While she utilizes these frameworks, Hannah most values using an eclectic approach to counseling, so that the client can direct the therapeutic process.
Further, Hannah is specifically passionate about helping people explore gender, sexual and relationship expression. Beyond this, Hannah also enjoys working with those seeking to overcome life's challenges/transitions and experience more peace. She will cultivate a space in which you can freely explore and become the fullest version of yourself.
Hannah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a devout love for all things Cincinnati. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2011 to pursue her undergraduate degree at Otterbein University. Following graduation, she pursued working in various non-profits, in which she was able to travel nationally and internationally – travelling and being immersed in other cultures is something she greatly enjoys. After a few years of travelling for work, Hannah returned back to Columbus to pursue her counseling degree at Ashland University in order to make a difference in the lives of individuals. She finds the deepest purpose and joy in seeing others find healing and being empowered to live out their life authentically.
Training and Experience
Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December of 2021. Hannah hopes to pursue becoming a Certified Sex Therapist, as much of her 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.
Hannah has experience working with those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, aiding in the exploration of one’s identity, “coming out” process, transitioning, and more. She also has experience in working with those in poly or non-traditional relationships as they consider and/or work to open their relationship.
Finally, Hannah has experience in working with those navigating grief and loss. She recognizes that life is full of change and holds space to process through such loss. She, personally, experienced the loss of her health and is 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.
Hannah recognizes that both sex and grief are not always easy topics to discuss and uses empathy and genuine compassion to promote a space in which you can freely process such topics.
Range of Clinical Focus
Depression & Mood Disorders
Grief & Loss (ie. Loss of Loved One, Chronic Illness, Spiritual Evolution, Job Loss, etc.)
Sexual and/or Gender Identities/Expression
Range of Relationship Structures (ie. Open, Monogamous, Polyamorous, etc.)
Licensed Professional Counselor, C.2203984, Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Board of Ohio, 2022
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