About Me

Maybe you stumbled here hoping someone would understand the trials you're going through. Are you at your wit's end with your spouse or other family member? Does life feel like you're "swimming in molasses"? Let me help. I'm here to listen, ask the right questions, and let you strategize a course of action.
I have a special place in my heart for couples going through rough times because of communication breakdown or betrayal of trust. I'd love to work with your teen to find out what motivates him/her. Let's explore sexual orientation issues safely, honestly.
I've been a counselor for 7+ years and still operate in private practice in Georgia. I operate from an integrated approach of blending the best-researched practices of psychology with my Christian faith. I'm not here to judge or preach, but to show compassion especially where people have been "burned" by the church.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC009700


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Steve Hammond. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by F.O. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Steve for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I've been with Steve for about 6 months now. I started therapy because of one issue and expecting one result. What I got was a deeper experience focused around needs that I did not know I had. I have gained a more robust understanding of myself and underlying issues that manifested as patterns of behavior over years. I have been taken on a journey that has often been difficult and unpleasant but always with movement toward a more centered and healthy version of myself. Steve has a calling for helping people uncover the best versions of themselves in the most perfect and professional ways.

Written by H.E. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Steve for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Steve is great; like talking to a friend, but better! I felt really at ease from day 1. I appreciate his kind and considerate nature, relatable stories, and tips on how to improve the areas I’m focused on working on. Highly recommend!

Written by D.R. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Steve is awesome!!!

Written by V.I. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Steve was my counselor for 1 year and through our time together, his expertise, knowledge, listening skills were incredibly valuable. Steve helped me work through overthinking, anxiety, relationship issues, and past trauma. He was great at observing patterns, asking questions, and pointing me to valuable resources.

Written by G.E. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Very relatable and helpful.

Written by V.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steve is kind, funny, intelligent and easy to talk to. He was immediately able to give me interesting insights into my relationship with my boyfriend.

Written by P.H. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Steve is knowledgeable & seasoned. He is able to see things from a variety of views. He listens & provides relevant, timely input.

Written by B.O. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Hammond is everything that I could ever want in a counselor. He listens to me, without judgement. He is honest, direct, and sympathetic. I really like the fact that he can offer me support from both a spiritual and psychological standpoint to whatever is troubling me. Lastly, it's obvious that he is very intelligent, but he remains humble and never once do I feel as if he is talking down to me. Highly recommend.

Written by R.A. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

So far Steve has been great. We only have had one session but it went well from my perspective. I've also had to change/postpone a session and Steve was very gracious and responsive.

Written by R.O. on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

This has been a great experience! Steve has been patient, knowledgeable and provides quality input. I look forward to our sessions!

Written by I.A. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Only had a couple of sessions so far, but I've been impressed with his previous reading/research on the issues I've discussed, as well as his familiarity with the terminology and lexicon of the topics I've brought up. I haven't had to stop and explain things along the way while I lay out my issues, which saves so much time and energy on my part.

Written by S.K. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Steve for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steve does an amazing job at listening and relating to his clients. I feel supported, I feel listened to, and I don't feel pressured to talk about more than I am comfortable with. Talking to Steve feels like talking to a trusted friend, which is exactly what I need right now. I'd recommend Steve to anyone, he's the best counselor I've ever had.

Written by M.O. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Steve for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steve is wonderful and patient- and also practical. He also made no comment when I got teary eyes once which I very much appreciate because I think he knew that’s what I would prefer.

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