Hahva has more than 10 years experience working with children, teens, families, adults and couples. She recently moved from San Francisco, where she worked in therapy, university, and school settings and in her own private practice. Hahva’s approach is warm, action-oriented, and collaborative.
In her work with children, teens and families, she specializes in play and art therapy combined with behavioral techniques and mindfulness. Hahva believes in working closely with the family system and has helped many parents to understand and meet their child’s unique needs. Hahva specializes in children and teens with learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, as well as families experiencing divorce or separation.
With adult clients in individual therapy, Hahva helps people slow down and connect to their inner thoughts and feelings while also offering concrete tools to try out in daily life. She works well with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and issues with work or at school. In couples counseling, Hahva offers pre-marital counseling and is trained in Collaborative Couples Therapy. No matter what the age or circumstance of her clients, Hahva creates space for an authentic therapeutic connection that leads to change and growth.
Hahva received her BA from the University of Georgia and her MSW from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. When she is not seeing clients, she works for Children’s Law Center on complex custody cases. Hahva is an adjunct professor for the Simmons College’s online MSW program.