Hannah Tate-Smith, LMFT-A
Hi! I’m so happy that you’re checking out GIFT’s team. That means that you’re looking into finding some answers for yourself; finding some healing. To me, that is bravery!
This bio is intended for you get to know me as a person and psychotherapist. To start, I want to give you some information on clients that I have worked with.
I’ve had clients come to me questioning their sexuality, feeling scared because they are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or thinking about leaving their partner. I’ve heard clients say things like, “my mind is running so much that I’m starting to forget things,” or “my doctor diagnosed me with general anxiety disorder and I have no idea how to handle this.” The commonality among all of these clients was that they felt out of place; not their true selves. They felt like what they were doing in life was not what they were supposed to be doing, or that they could be doing more. We often think that we need a major “problem” to step into a therapy room, but that is furthest from the truth. Whether you’re seeking therapy because you are trying to get a handle on your anxiety or your thinking about making a major change in your life, I’m here to walk alongside you. Brene Brown says, “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” I am here to help you find your worth and your true self.
On a personal note, my best friends have described me as “constantly having a travel bug” and my husband would say that I’m deeply empathetic. After I graduated from College of Charleston, I moved to Chile where I worked and continued learning Spanish. After, I lived in Europe and Nashville for a few years before returning to Greenville, my hometown. After several years of working in HR, tech, and non-profit, I pursued my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College.
When I’m not in the therapy room, I am typically with my husband and Great Dane, practicing yoga/meditation, finding the next best drama on Netflix, or simply being outside.
If you have any questions regarding my experience as a therapist or my style of therapy, please give me a call and I’d be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have! Additionally, if you are seeking a Spanish speaking therapist, I have worked with many Spanish speaking clients and speak at an advanced level.