Education & Certification
University of Michigan (1973)
National Register Member Since
Jessica Hammann, PhD
As a therapist I am active, warm and collaborative, and I work to create a safe and empowering relationship for exploring wishes and fears, strengths, goals and the obstacles that we encounter in meeting life’s challenges. Clients tell me that I am a careful and accurate listener and have a calming, supportive presence.
I work with couples, adult families and individual clients, drawing on a number of different approaches ranging from coaching, communication and stress-reduction techniques to mind-body approaches to healing early wounding and trauma. Coming from a psychodynamic background, I have studied many mindfulness-based and trauma-related therapies, culminating in certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which provides a powerful framework for creating new, positive experience and patterns.
I was a long-term faculty member of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College), teaching clinical seminars and courses in the theory and practice of supervision, and have supervised clinical practice and doctoral research.
Areas of Expertise
- Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken Other Than English
- United Behavioral Health
- Harvard Pilgrim
- BlueCross BlueShield