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Amy Hammett, MA, LMHC
As a licensed mental health counselor, I work to provide a safe place for my clients to explore their life's stories, learn about themselves, and progress towards their goals. When therapy concludes, my hope is my clients have a stronger sense of self, more authentic relationships, and a greater understanding of their life's potential and impact. In order to do this, I assess which type of therapy will meet my clients' specific needs. I most often utilize RO-DBT (radically open dialectical behavior therapy), DBT, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), existential therapy, or psychodynamic therapy.
I specialize in treating adults struggling with eating disorders and body image. I promote a non-diet, health-at-every-size approach. The recovery process involves learning to be attuned to one's body, mind, and heart which empowers my clients to flexibly navigate a full life.
I also work with parents needing support surrounding a variety of family issues including family planning and perinatal mood disorders.
Lastly, I am dedicated to offering excellent and compassionate counseling to my clients and seek to foster a therapeutic environment that is welcoming to all people regardless of gender, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation.
I graduated from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2007 with my masters in Counseling Psychology. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Over the past 10 years, I have worked at Seattle-area facilities including The Emily Program for Eating Disorders and Eating Recovery Center. I completed my RO-DBT training in April 2019 and have been appointed a RO Scholar Award in January 2020. I also completed my DBT training through Treatment Implementations Collaborative in 2013 and my Perinatal Mental Health training through Postpartum Support International in 2017.
In addition to counseling, I also give presentations on eating disorders. Most notably, I spoke at the National Eating Disorder Association Conference in both 2013 and 2016.
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