2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Hannah Pomales, Rutgers University, Recovery Counselor
Hannah Pomales currently serves as the Recovery Counselor for Rutgers University’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Assistance Program and the Rutgers Recovery House since January 2019. She has worked as a substance use and mental health counselor for the last seven years, primarily working with groups and individual adolescents, emerging adults, and families related to substance use disorder and recovery and mental health concerns in outpatient, community crisis response, and school-based spaces for care. A former Research Associate for Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Monmouth University, Hannah has conducted studies regarding emerging adults, student populations, and women’s issues from a social justice framework, including: experiences of students of color in multi-cultural counseling courses, depressive symptoms and prevention among adolescents and emerging adults, barriers to mental health services among veterans and military families, and perceived symptoms of depression among peers of college-aged students. She has served as an Adjunct Instructor within the Psychology department at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was also the Testing Program Coordinator for FDU’s Center for Psychological Services. At FDU, she also coordinated several collegiate community programs for veterans, including the development of a peer-mentoring community and a summer retreat for current students and alumni. Hannah is also a certified yoga teacher, and was previously the Coordinator for Community Outreach and Advocacy for a yoga for substance use recovery organization, Root to Rise.