John Hammack MA, LMHC, Counseling in Lake Stevens, Washington, 98258

John Hammack


John Hammack


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH60536005
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7304 10th St SE #B201
Lake Stevens, Washington 98258

My Approach to Helping

It is my number one goal as a therapist to make sure you feel understood and safe in your therapy session. It is difficult in our daily life's to have the freedom to be who we truly are and in some cases it is difficult to even know who that person is. In therapy you are able to explore the parts of yourself that may have become suppressed due to life's stresses. By being able to explore and accept yourself fully you are able to see life a little more clearly. This can be a lengthy and somewhat daunting task. It is my job as a therapist to make it as comfortable and freeing as possible.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

It has been my pleasure to watch couples move from distress to securely attached. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy helps you and your partner reconnect on a deeper level.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Couples are able to step out of the fight and start to see the dance they are both caught in. When partners start to see there is nothing wrong with them or their partner and its the repetitive negative pattern that needs to be addressed they start to see the common issue and work together to overcome it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to provide a safe healing environment so that individuals and couples may come and feel secure in exploring difficult emotional areas.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am honored every time an individual or couple allows me to explore their situation with them. The role of the therapist is unlike any other, to be able to see couples and individuals move through difficult situations and realize they have the ability to overcome any situation is a truly rewording experience.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is one of a companion or a fellow traveler in this great journey of life. At times I might take the role of educator simply to point out a strength my client did not realize they possessed but then I will rejoin the client to sift through the vast emotional forest we all have within us. In couples counseling I view my role as an "emotional couch" helping my clients understand why they have certain emotional reactions to their partner.

My Therapy Focus

The focus of my therapy can vary greatly depending on what concerns my clients want to work on. In general though I would say the focus of my therapy is aimed at helping the individual gain insight into who they are and what they are experiencing so that they can work through difficult situations onto a more fulfilling life. In couples counseling my focus is on helping the couple feel safe and secure with each other.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Tagalog

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement & Religious Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Logotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Wilderness Therapy
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