Author Archives: Hannah

About Hannah

Hello, my name is Hannah and I am a 1st year student in the clinical PsyD program at MSPP. I graduated from Wesleyan University last year with my B.A. in Psychology. I am originally from a very small farm town in upstate NY. My personal interests include baking, running, hiking, and procrastinating my homework by watching cat and baby videos on YouTube.

Baby Fever

This year, I’ve had a serious case of Baby Fever (click that link- Time Magazine says it’s a real emotion!).  I have been seriously obsessed with babies and toddlers.  Maybe it’s because I just turned 23 and have hit my “fertile … Continue reading

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60 Seconds of Impossibility

I am part of the Latino Mental Health Program, and my first class in the program is Introduction to Latino Culture.  Our first assignment is to create a group presentation on the term “latino.”  The challenge: we only have 60-seconds … Continue reading

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How did I get here?

At 22 years old, sometimes I wonder how I ended up at one of the best clinical PsyD programs in the country straight out of undergrad.  Here I am, sitting next to people with years more experience in life and/or … Continue reading

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Community Mental Health Histories

Every person on this planet is affected in some way by mental health issues, either directly or indirectly.  If someone does not have a personal history with mental health struggles, he/she is still affected by his/her community’s history with mental … Continue reading

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Here We Go

Every time I say that phrase, a very popular ‘N SYNC song comes to mind… Anyway, it’s the start of a new year and a new semester, so it’s time for a new me. I understand that the first semester … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun: Procrastination? Or Self-Care?

I know you haven’t heard much from me the past couple weeks, but you shouldn’t take it personally.  It is finals time, so there is school stress.  It is application time to new sites, so there is practicum stress.  It … Continue reading

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Hora de Fiesta

Last night, some of has had the chance to have a little fun as finals loom over us.  It was the Holiday Party for the Latino Mental Health Program.  If you don’t know what that is, you can learn more … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Finals Survival Guide

My grandma always told me, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  It is for this exact reason that I have not blogged in a while.  The prospect of leaving my warm and cozy … Continue reading

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What’s My Age Again?

At 22, I am one of the youngest students in my 1st year clinical PsyD cohort.  Unfortunately, grad school makes you grow up pretty quickly, and I’ve been acting more like 32. Allow me to explain.  Grad school is a … Continue reading

Moving West and The Meaning of “Everything”

As I mentioned before, I am from a rural area in Upstate NY.  I grew up with trees and grass and cows and farms.  When I was in high school, I hated living in the middle of nowhere, and complained … Continue reading