About Hannah Blaes-Johnson, LCSW-C
Hannah Blaes-Johnson, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist at WCWCW in Bethesda, Maryland, caring for children, adolescents, adults and families throughout Montgomery County and the Greater Washington area.
Hannah specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, stress, and behavioral issues and enjoys helping her clients identify and explore emotions, understand unhelpful patterns of behavior and develop effective coping skills. She provides a supportive environment where patients feel comfortable sharing their stories, thoughts, and feelings.
Hannah also has a special interest in working with children and families that have experienced trauma, including intimate partner violence or domestic violence, community violence, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and traumatic grief/loss. She has worked with families in Baltimore City, MD, Philadelphia, PA and Gainesville, FL.
Hannah believes that individuals and families are the experts in their own lives. The foundation of her practice is strengths-based and trauma-focused and strives to acknowledge the historical, social, and systemic barriers individuals face due to racism, patriarchy, and oppression, and the effect they have on wellbeing. She aims to serve families by strengthening parent/caregiver and child relationships, restoring a family’s sense of safety, and supporting skills that positively affect mood and behavioral functioning.
Hannah received her dual master’s degrees in clinical social work and nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She has completed specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is in the process of completing specialized training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).