Hello and welcome!
My name is Hannah (pronounced like “sauna”) Gilfix, and I am a Doctoral Intern at the USF Counseling Center. As a French-American dual-citizen, I was born and raised in Massachusetts but spent most of my summers in France. I completed my B.A. in Neuroscience at Oberlin College in Ohio and received my M.A. in School Psychology at USF. Besides my passion for psychology, I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, hiking (in the mountains when possible), and exploring every sushi restaurant in the area.
I realize that taking the first step in coming to therapy can be intimidating. That is why my goal is to create a space that is both warm and collaborative, and one in which I will practice curiosity and acceptance as I work with you. As we set goals to shape our time together, it is important for me to understand more about you, including your culture, worldview, and values. My theoretical approach is strengths-based, with an integration of cognitive, interpersonal, and solution-focused techniques. I hope to foster greater empowerment by creating a space where we can explore thought patterns, emotional experiences, and actions, and identify ways to increase direction and meaning in life.
Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include international students, first-generation students,
relationship concerns, career development, identity development, family of origin
issues, grief/loss, and anxiety.
Languages: Fluent in English and French, conversational in Spanish.
Affiliations: APA Division 16 (School Psychology), APA Division 43 (Couple and Family Psychology), National Association for School Psychologists (NASP)