Hannah

Ciordas

MSW RSW
she/her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Hannah is here to support you with identity, personal growth, and relationships.

Hannah supports adults to navigate identity, existential questions, and relationships. She can help you attend to your spiritual needs as you work through these questions. Hannah guides you in naming unspoken realities, understanding patterns, finding your voice, accessing nuance, and developing a deeper relationship with yourself. 

 With a background in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hannah provides a gentle environment where you can explore masculinity, femininity, and diverse relationship styles. Hannah has worked in a community with queer and trans people of various identities. She actively supports healing, affirming relationships that meet you where you are — whether with partners, friends, or family.

Hannah believes that everyone deserves compassion, without exception. Hannah creates a safe space where you can be vulnerable and release guilt or shame. Hannah's therapeutic dynamic is warm, engaging and explorative, often with some laughs. Hannah uses narrative therapy with strategies that intersect Buddhist psychology and mental health, such as meditation, radical acceptance and self-compassion. 

 As a writer since childhood, Hannah has long grappled with how the stories we tell — or don’t tell — shape our lives. Hannah finds that her practice as a writer naturally compliments her work as a narrative therapist. In her writing, Hannah loves playing with metaphor and language to distill the difficulties of life into potent teachings. When not working, Hannah loves swimming in cold lakes, making babies laugh, cooking for loved ones, and romanticizing the ordinary. 

Right for you if:

You are looking for a holistic and spiritually-focused therapist.
You identify as a highly sensitive and intuitive person.
You prefer a therapist who is experienced in working with Queer folks.
You need support navigating non-traditional relationships.

More about

Hannah

Master of Social Work, York University (2022)

Bachelor of Arts – Specialization in Women's Studies, Concordia University (2018)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Advanced Narrative Therapy (Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy)

Narrative Practice (The Dulwich Centre)

Trauma-Informed Practice (Trauma-Informed Practice Institute)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Medical University of South Carolina)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health has meant being fully in tune with one's autonomy and wholeness, and living with a recognition of our gifts and purpose.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
If you are struggling with a mental health issue, please know that you are deserving of the utmost tenderness in this moment; that your inner voice—while convincing—is not always telling the truth; and that you do not have to hold this by yourself.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
How can I drop the storyline and find the miracle?

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