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I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative, and Mindfulness therapies. I use an integrative approach to treatment, based on the client’s needs and presenting issues.
After many years as a school guidance counselor at a top ten, college prep institution, well known for its extreme academic rigor and competitive admissions, I am intimately familiar with the inherent stressors endured by parents, families, and individuals in these performance-driven, high pressure environments. In my private practice, I have enjoyed a broader, more eclectic client base, particularly working with adults in their late twenties, thirties and forties who are coping with difficult life transitions, relational issues at home or work, and people managing significant health problems, anxiety, depression and loss. I have strengths in parenting and co-parenting support, screen/tech/phone addictions, ADHD, and managing high-risk adolescent behaviors.
I am privileged and humbled to do psychotherapy with my clients and I deeply respect the courage and vulnerability it requires of them to do good work. I am a warm, friendly, outgoing person and I actively engage with clients in the therapeutic process. I believe it helps (all of us) to have a sense of humor, acknowledge our humanity, and celebrate that even the smallest adjustment can effect change and improve quality of life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #202547 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
LMFT #LMFT78353 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
compassionate and understanding
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I love Dr. Hamilton. She knows what's important to me, she gets that I don't like small talk and is very well at adapting to my communication style on any given day. She has been a great help.
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