Hana is a licensed therapist, 500-hour certified yoga teacher, reiki healer, writer, international retreat leader, and world traveller. A New York native, she has lived in the Midwest (Madison, Chicago, & Minneapolis) for 14+ years. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an undergraduate degree in Journalism. After four years in the corporate world, with ample time and money, despite volunteering on the weekends she felt unfulfilled. In 2005, she relocated from Chicago to Minneapolis and attended Saint Mary’s University. In 2007, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She went on to become independently licensed in 2009 and is licensed in Illinois, Minnesota, and New York. Over the past 11+ years, she has clinical experience in outpatient community mental health clinics, group homes, schools, and in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive training and experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy focusing on mindfulness practices.
Hana began practicing yoga in 2003 while training for the Chicago marathon. The practice quickly became spiritual and healing. In a strong belief that life is learning and evolving beyond all limitations and comfort, in 2013 she made her first journey to India to immerse in yoga, eastern philosophy, and holistic healing practices. During 9-months she completed a 500-hour Advanced Hatha Yoga training that included Ayurveda Yoga Therapy and a Reiki Master Certification, deepened a meditation practice, studied with Spiritual Masters, and traveled the country to live and breathe yoga. In 2015, she created Sacred Heart Journeys and Adventures to offer worldwide wellness retreats set in spiritually rich and naturally beautiful locations. Over the past 4+ years she has been primarily living in Asia.
To view all upcoming retreats, locations, details, and testimonials: please visit: www.hanaberlinretreats.com
Her goal is to create a safe collaborative relationship to discover, connect, hear, and courageously honour truth. Trauma, pain, and confusion can always be transformed into clarity, love, empowerment, wisdom, and compassion. She is here to help others realise that our potential is limitless, happiness is our birthright, love is the highest expression of Self, and that through spiritual awakenings, development, and meditation we experience and become everything that we seek and truly are.
Individual, Couples, Family Therapy
Hana’s clinical approach is grounded in holistic healing based upon Western Psychology, Eastern Philosophy, & Holistic Healing Therapies. She offer’s direct feedback and an interactive collaborative exchange that is short-term, holistic, solution-focused. Her approach and goal is grounded in self-transformation, self-realisation, and self-actualization .
Some therapeutic talk therapy techniques that are incorporated into Individual and Couples Counselling include:
- Buddhist Psychology
- Humanistic Approach
- Bowenian Family Systems
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Innovative and Effective Approach to Couples Counseling
During the initial 9-months that Hana travelled and studied in India, she studied Heart Centered Tantra meditation with a master teacher. These meditations were transformation, powerful, beautiful, highly effective, and life-changing.
Through these meditations the heart is opened and couples learn how to connect and communicate on a deeper level beyond words. Desire, need, fear, and lust are transformed into trust, love, connection, and intimacy. Jealousy, anger, fear are transformed into love, compassion, forgiveness, peace, and fulfilment.