Gillian Hammond,LMHC

Gillian Hammond,LMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 010406
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Fees: Out of pocket cost: $120 per session.

I am happy to provide clients with documentation (a Superbill) for Out of Network insurance reimbursement.
I work with some insurance companies listed here - feel free to contact me for more specific information.
I offer a free initial 10 minute phone consultation for new clients.
Free Initial Consultation


New York, New York 10011

My Approach to Helping

I work with adults ages 18+ who are seeking support related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, women's issues, life transitions, communication issues, career development, grief and loss, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I am committed to supporting individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, students & professors in higher education, and people who are working on personal growth or enhanced self-awareness.

My goal is to create an empathic, collaborative, and reflective space where clients can feel comfortable exploring their concerns and goals. I am invested in hearing the experiences and world views of each individual client, providing a space to unpack and reflect on topics brought to session, and recognizing each client's intersecting identities.

My approach is eclectic, emphasizing humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based techniques. From a trauma-informed framework, I support clients in gaining a deeper understanding of their experiences, building a sense of empowerment, recognizing their resiliency, and identifying ways to create sustainable changes in their lives.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Making the choice to start therapy can be challenging - it's not always easy to set aside time to take care of yourself. Choosing the right therapist, and making sure you really connect with that person, can sometimes mean the difference between following through on your commitment to self-care or changing your mind. Clients often find that their relationship with the therapist, including feeling comfortable and supported, is the most important aspect of therapy.

When you're looking for a therapist to work with, think about what qualities you're hoping to find. Are you looking for someone to listen and be supportive - to hold space for you to explore your thoughts? To validate your concerns and experiences? Someone to ask questions and guide you through the session? Someone to point out specific patterns and behaviors, or hold you accountable to following through on making changes in your life? Many therapists offer free initial phone consultations, which is a good opportunity for you as the client to ask questions of the therapist, and make sure that this is someone you can see yourself feeling comfortable working with. I encourage clients to take advantage of free consultations, and to continue engaging in open communication throughout therapy about what is helpful in treatment, as well as what clients may want to change about sessions.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My practice primarily focuses on working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ population, BIPOC, college and graduate students, teachers and professors in higher education, and other adults age 18+.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

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