Dr. Hannah Boes
Entering therapy is a profound act of trust and hope. Once you begin this journey, our work will be to help you dissolve the barriers between you and the connected and embodied life you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Hannah Boes is a sex, trauma, and couples specialist with a passion for helping her clients face pain and move toward a stance of loving compassion with themselves and others. Hannah’s clients often arrive to therapy feeling lonely, fearful, and angry. They may be facing struggles related to sex and intimacy, parenthood, identity, family dynamics, mental health diagnoses, body image concerns, trauma, loss and grief, oppression, and betrayal. Hannah meets folks where they are in these conflicts and offers up an honest space for her clients to understand and respond to old, recurring pains in a fresh way.
Hannah establishes authentic connections through a flexible approach that views clients as experts in their own experience and goals. She will witness, join, and guide you rather than command or sway you. Hannah is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and operates from an attachment-based perspective, which means she helps her clients understand how their earliest experiences with love and closeness inform their current insecurities, hopes, and fears. Her approach is also inspired by an integration of therapeutic modalities including self-compassion, anti-oppressive practice, psychobiology, psychodynamics, and existentialism.
Hannah will be the best fit for those seeking a therapist who will both fully accept and deeply challenge them. Her clients are open to delving into their histories, revising their narratives about themselves and others, showing up to sessions as they are, and sharing in laughter and joy alongside pain and struggle. Hannah is also a good choice for folks looking to integrate explorations of power and privilege into their therapy.
Hannah particularly enjoys working with both dating and married couples and individuals as they navigate non-monogamy and other alternative lifestyles, ADHD and other mental health diagnoses, sexual well-being, the aftermath of trauma, and the adjustment to parenthood.
- I live by the philosophy that
- just because you can do it alone does not mean you must.
- I could spend every day
- sitting around a campfire or cooking up a big meal with great friends.
- As a therapist, I
- welcome every part of you into the room so that we might both come to know you better.
- Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Widener University
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Widener University
- M.Ed., Human Sexuality, Widener University
- B.A., English, College of William and Mary
- B.A., Psychology, College of William and Mary
- Internship, Millersville University Center for Counseling and Human Development
- Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Certified Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals
- Certified Postpartum Care Specialist, Cornerstone Birthworkers
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
- Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Health at Every Size
- Black Lives Matter