Kristen Hammond Counseling LLC
I am so glad you're here.
I believe therapy is an act of self-discovery and self-love. Therapy is an opportunity to look at patterns that arise in our lives, as well as experience a relationship built on trust, compassion, and active listening. Oftentimes, what emerges in therapy mimics what occurs in our general lives, and I provide a safe space to explore these issues. Potential patients are willing to examine these patterns and the uncomfortable emotions that are linked and often avoided out of necessity. Together, we will build trust and experience connection in a way that fosters growth and transformation.
As a psychodynamic Gestalt therapist, I aim to make the unconscious conscious, and then to connect the thoughts to the lived experience in the body. I am a kink-friendly, poly-friendly, fat-positive, sex-work positive therapist. I find great value in addressing social location and how it impacts our experience in the world. As a relational therapist, I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient, not solely analysis and interpretation, is the key to healing. I am dedicated to my clients and the relationship between us. We will work at your pace and tackle issues as they emerge, together.
*Note: during these unprecedented and particularly emotional and isolating times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am holding sessions by video and phone. For new patients, we are able to start working together virtually and then can meet in person when this is over, and it will eventually be over.
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