Thank you for visiting my website! I hope you will find information to help you in seeking care. Therapy is a process that can help facilitate the changes desired in your life and to provide support and guidance during challenging times. My approach to therapy is based strongly on an interpersonal client relationship, client autonomy and respect no matter what particular technique is used. I have an eclectic style and use the technique(s) most appropriate for my client and his or her needs. My training is in cognitive behavior therapy, but when a different approach would be more effective, I adjust my technique to the needs of my client.
Therapy can also help to understand how past experiences influence the present behaviors. Working together, we can identify negative thought patterns to begin the healing process. Uncovering the negative experiences and working through the process of healing will help lead to a more peaceful and pleasant life.
I look forward to working with you to achieve a more meaningful, fulfilling, and productive life.
Please call or email me for an individual or family therapy consultation today.
Lynda O. Hammond is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in individual and family therapy. She is also a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and maintains a private practice in Albany, GA.
With over 20 years experience in behavioral health, and as a graduate of Columbus State University with a masters degree in counseling, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and other behavioral health issues. Her primary focus is to build a therapeutic relationship and identify the client’s strengths to help facilitate his or her recovery, growth and maintenance.
In addition to being a successful counselor, Lynda has presented to general audiences speaking about specific behavioral health issues such as addictions, depression or anxiety and has presented as a motivational speaker on topics such as positive attitudes, psychology of success, communication, team building and many other areas. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Darton College, and Andrew College where she teaches courses in psychology. In addition, she has served as adjunct faculty at Albany State University and LaGrange College in Albany where she taught business courses.
Lynda is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Columbus State University – Master of Community Counseling
Albany State University – Master Of Business Administration
License & Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #2586)
National Certified Counselor (NCC #35879)
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC #35879)
Fellow, American College Health Care Executives (FACHE)
American Counseling Association
Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
I specialize in providing individual and family counseling in the following areas:
- Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Addiction & Recovery
- Grief Counseling
- Stress Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Work and Career issues
- EAP Services
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth he or she desires.
Rates & Payment
- $130 per 50-minute session
Reduced fee services may be available on a limited basis. If I am unable to see you at a reduced fee, or if you are unable pay anything, I will refer you to an agency/organization who can work with you on a sliding scale basis
Credit Card, Cash, or check accepted for payment.
- Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefits plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to me and is protected by Federal and State Laws as well as Professional Ethics. The matter of privacy and ethics is also the corner stone and foundation of trust in our relationship. However, there are some legal exceptions to confidentiality; where I would be bound by law and ethics to take steps to protect you or another individual.
These exceptions include:
1) Where there is a reasonable suspicion of child abuse/neglect or elder adult abuse/neglect
2) Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you may present a danger of violence to others
3) Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you are likely to harm yourself unless protective measures are taken
4) Where I am served a subpoena to testify about your case
5) Where there is a need for me to report to a third party (such as an insurance company) in order to receive payment
Please feel free to ask any questions about your right to privacy and confidentiality.
Additionally, anything you transmit over my website is highly secure, and stored data is HIPAA compliant.
Please fill out the New Client Intake Form and the Confidentiality Form and bring to your first session.
If you would like me to coordinate care with another professional (e.g., your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), please complete the applicable release of information form below: