Hanin Harb, M.S.Ed., LPCC, C-DBT, NCC
Interim Director of Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Manager
She / Her / Hers
Pronounced: Ha – Neen
Due to her interim director role, Hanin’s clinical hours have decreased to offset the increase in leadership responsibilities. Unfortunately, Hanin is not accepting new students at this time. If you are interested in counseling with Hanin, please check back in the Spring semester. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this period of transition!
Hanin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a degree from Western Illinois University. At Macalester, Hanin focuses on supporting the mental health needs of students from oppressed communities through individual and group counseling, advocacy, relationship building, improving access, and macro-level work to change systems within the institution. She is informed by social justice and anti-oppression frameworks, which includes an understanding of the systems at play that impact historically marginalized communities with healing justice and community care at the center. Her objective is to work collaboratively to understand each students’ lived experiences and understand their intersecting identities within each unique context. Hanin is a certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) clinician and incorporates curiosity, mindfulness, empathy, and education into her work. While working together, Hanin focuses on developing new ways to cope, promoting insight and self-awareness, building resiliency, celebrating and exploring cultural identities, and developing a greater sense of self.
In her role as a DEI program manager, Hanin is dedicated to reflecting on and deconstructing her own internalized beliefs and biases. She continues to reassess how she contributes and maintains ongoing white supremacy, cis and hetero normativity, and inequalities in our healthcare system. Hanin hopes to create and foster an environment where students feel seen and that is welcoming, transparent, respectful, and open, especially within those communities that are underserved in mental health care.
Hanin identifies as a cis-woman, neurodiverse, able-bodied, second generation immigrant from Palestine. The name Hanin comes from the Arabic word ‘hanoon’ and means compassion, kindness, warm-heartedness, and love, which she strives to embody everyday. Hanin has lived in Minnesota since 2011 and grew up in both Iowa 🌽 and Palestine 🇵🇸. Her passion in this work stems from her experiences as a Palestinian child of immigrant parents. In addition to her work at Macalester, Hanin owns a very small counseling practice. When not at work, Hanin loves to prioritize time to connect with her family and friends, to read fantasy and post-apocalyptic literature, to explore new places to eat around the Twin Cities, and to care for her house plants.
Masters in Science in Counseling Education 2011, Western Illinois University
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (MN License No. cc01854)
Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
National Certified Counselor
Updated by Hanin Harb on September 2023.