Hannah Afua Obeng, MSW, LCSW
Hannah Afua Obeng is an individual and relational therapist dedicated to helping people experience the best quality relationships. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians (ABSC), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Hannah received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is currently completing a postgraduate certification in Sex Therapy at the Council for Relationships. Hannah has a passion for helping people who have experienced trauma or who live with chronic physical and emotional health issues cultivate healthy interpersonal and romantic relationships.
My Approach to Helping:
I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic process. It is an amazing experience to witness the transformation that occurs when people begin to see themselves in a new more transparent light, and embrace the strength that comes with self awareness. I consider it a deep privilege to work beside you on this journey, and do everything in my power to assure you an environment that feels safe to let your guard down and explore. Collaboration is key — you are the expert on your life, and I have tools to help you work through issues that might have you feeling stuck or unsure what to do next. My theoretical approach is mainly systemic which allows me to take a holistic view of what you’re going through and tailor my methods to meet your needs. There are many social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of living that might uniquely shape your views and life experience. Please feel free to share these aspects of your life with me, and I will be sure to be mindful of them during the course of our work together.
My Areas of Specialty:
- Helping individuals living with chronic sexual or physical pain conditions, such as Sickle Cell Disease, navigate through roadblocks that may present themselves when chronic pain tries to stand in the way of happy relationships, healthy sex lives, and family planning
- Supporting loved ones of individuals who live with chronic pain in managing the stress that often comes from playing dual roles as caregivers and intimate partners, friends, or parents
- Individuals and couples with past or current sexual trauma who may experience difficulties with intimacy or sexual pleasure
- Individuals and couples living with sexually transmited infections (STIs) exploring new ways to have a safe and pleasurable sex life
- Individuals and couples experiencing a sense of loss including: bereavement, break-ups, relationship transitions, exposed secrets, emotional disconnection, identity changes, or life stage transitions
Choosing the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to reach out to me for a free consultation. We’ll talk about what’s been going on in your life, and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about how I can help you.