Dr. Hanna is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist and a Registered Art Therapist.
He received his Master's and his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Northern California and his Master's degree in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute in New York City.
Dr. Hanna has been working in the field of addiction for over 20 years; and began working with women in the detox unit of King's County hospital in New York City.
He has also treated poly-substance dependence issues and dual diagnosis with gay men living with HIV and/or AIDS at UCSF AIDS Health project in San Francisco for two years.
Dr. Hanna currently works as Clinical Director for Reflections Recovery located in Marin County, North of San Francisco in Northern California. He is responsible for managing Reflection's treatment program, Clinical Staff and Program Curriculum. In addition, Dr. Hanna is serving as a member of Reflection's Executive leadership Team.
Dr. Hanna was most recently the Clinical Director of Alta Mira recovery Programs in Sausalito, where he also worked as a Primary Therapist. In the role of Therapist, Dr. Hanna intervenes from Humanistic Treatments, including Client Centered therapy, Existential Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. In addition he believes in the Strengths Perspective, in which Dr. Hanna mobilizes client's own strengths and social support systems since this supports rehabilitation and recovery maintenance.
Prior to Alta Mira, Dr. Hanna worked at Bayside Marin in San Rafael, California from 2007-2011, initially as a Therapist and then promoted to Assistant Clinical Director. Preceding Bayside Marin, Dr. Hanna worked at UCSF AIDS Health Project Outpatient Community Clinic in San Francisco where he completed Post Doctoral Clinical Internship.