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Anne Hammond-Meyer, PhD
Anne Hammond-Meyer, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Washington.
Dr. Hammond-Meyer's treatment modality is psychodynamic, and the clinical theories which inform her work are feminist theory, attachment theory, personality theory, systems theory, and the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology. She supports the Health at Every Size (H@ES) philosophy. All her clinical work is theory driven and trauma informed and is not intervention driven.
Dr. Hammond-Meyer believes that therapy is inherently relational and personal. It is relationship that heals and changes our lives. Therapy is only one form of the many types of relationships which are transformative. We are relational from birth. The Socio-epidemiologists inform relational work by demonstrating that relationship is the strongest predictor of biomedical and mental health as well as longevity. Healthy loving relationships matter.
Therefore, knowing who your therapist is matters too. It is not only therapist knowledge and skill, but relationship that predicts good therapy outcomes. You can improve your therapy outcome by selecting a therapist you can cocreate a secure attachment with.
Dr. Hammond-Meyer is a relational activist (believing change happens through relationship), fat activist (believing it is not body positivity we need but real body justice). Her work is grounded in social justice. She is working against the systems and structures that oppress vulnerable populations including in her own field of psychology. She is committed to work toward and encourages others to deconstruct whiteness, believing it is the work and responsibility of white people if we are to achieve an equitable world. She believes that the clinical is personal and both are political, and we cannot pretend we can isolate these domains of life.
She enters every new therapy with the belief that a therapist must be faithful and devoted to her patients even when difficult truths must be held. “Sitting in the mud” in therapy can be difficult but it is better to not sit alone.
Dr. Hammond-Meyer is a partner, mother, and grandmother. She enjoys interior design, gardening and is (by her own self-report) a decent home cook. Her personal approach to living is to seek out creative experiences, find what is beautiful in life, and to enjoy the art of living well. She acknowledges her privilege in having the ability to do so. She is committed to fighting for our democracy which means voting out every Republican in local and federal government.
P.S. Anne loves dogs …actually, all animals. She currently lives with two cats, a dog, and one human, whom she adores.
Areas of Treatment
Clinical issues Dr. Hammond-Meyer treats:
- The full spectrum of subclinical and clinical eating disorders
- Issues related to eating and weight triggered/worsened by menopause
- Evaluation to determine appropriate level of care for eating disorder treatment
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss and existential concerns
- Couples Therapy
- Note that individuals seeking eating disorder recovery may be best supported in a couple’s format where appropriate. The notion of the eating disorder patient as the designated patient may not be as helpful as addressing the entire system and this is often Dr. Hammond-Meyer’s approach to eating disorder treatment.
My Treatment Partners for Eating Disorders:
For Medical Care:
Dr. Hammond-Meyer works exclusively with the Gaudiani Clinic for medical care for all eating disorder patients regardless of the diagnosis. This means she is not willing to work with local doctors in the community who do not have the eating disorder experience necessary for the best possible clinical outcomes.
Dr. Hammond-Meyer uses the Gottman Method. Why?
- Research based
- Individual assessment and individualized treatment plan
- Allows a dynamic treatment strategy
- Suspends moral judgement
- Empirically based outcomes
Intake Process for Couples Therapy:
Step 1: Assess + Evaluate
Step 2: Feedback + Treatment Plan
Step 3: Begin Working Together
Build and/or restore The Sound Relationship House.
For more information on the Sound Relationship House please go to www.gottman.com.
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