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Michael Hammer, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Bipolar disorder
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About me

My passion is helping people move out of any "stuck" place. I have a practical and multidisciplinary approach to emotional wellness and will help you progress soon. I am well-versed in specialized treatments and openly talk about treatment options so that you decide what is the best fit for you. Because of my experience, I will offer referrals when you may benefit from more specialized treatment. Of course, how you want to process with your care is up to you.

I have almost 30 years of experience working in various mental health settings. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families. I have the most experience helping clients with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder and depression, anxiety, ADHD, and self-confidence. I use a strength-based approach to assist you in overcoming things that challenge you or interfere with your life. My methods are based on proven principles, current practice standards, neuroscience, and developmental/attachment theories. I am familiar with attachment-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.

I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am glad that you are getting started!

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Bipolar disorder

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Dissociation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 24859