Wendy K Hammond, MA, LMFT

My psychotherapy practice is in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles, and I bring to it 15 years of experience in the field of Mental Health.  I have been trained to offer Brief Solution-Focused treatment as well as Insight-Oriented long-term approaches.  Using these skills I have served to help individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, and to develop useful skills to improve communication in relationships, parenting techniques, and overall quality of life. 

Is therapy for me?

If you are considering utilizing psychotherapy or simply have questions about whether or not it might be of use to you or someone you know, I invite you to contact me for a brief conference to address your questions.  Should we find that psychotherapy would be of some benefit, we can schedule an appointment at that time.  Should you require treatment that I believe would be better addressed by another mental health professional or....    > more

Personal Statement

My professional philosophy is that therapy is not a lifestyle; it is a process by which someone might discover his or her desired sense of balance.  I believe the goal of therapy is to restore or discover your desired level of wellbeing.  As your therapist, my role is to assist you in attaining that desired level. Through therapy, we will....   > more

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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