Michelle Hammer


Michelle Hammer


Telehealth Available
Professions: Pastoral Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LC2396
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: 85-200 per hour sliding scale plus accept most insurances
Free Initial Consultation


Annapolis, Maryland 21401

My Approach to Helping

You've made a brave decision! It takes a great deal of courage and strength to ask for help. I know it's not easy struggling with problems alone not knowing where to turn or who you can trust. Give me a call today and let's sort things out together! We can get from where you are to where you desire to be. You shouldn't suffer alone no matter what mistakes or messes life has brought you. Today is the day to take a leap of faith! Start your healing journey in a safe space and let's sort through your struggles and figure things out. Let's journey together.
Couples and families are drawn to me. I have the ability to help people overcome conflicts & stuck places. Children & adults struggling with anxiety and trauma & women with a history of sexual abuse & domestic violence seek me out Clients struggling with addiction co-dependency, affairsheartbreak, griefloss, and overcoming past abuse are a specialty.
Turning Leaf is a unique place designed with you, the client in mind. Our practitioners are the best in their fields and anonimity is fostered by the variety of services we offer. A welcoming space, a comforting place, it truly is a healing center.

More Info About My Practice

Our approach to counseling is eclectic based on the problems and goals presented by each individual. For persons hoping to change behaviors or thought patterns, CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) is usually a good fit. Those desiring to dig deeper into the Why of what they do and a firmer understanding of themselves find Psychodynamic treatment very satisfying. Then, there are persons presenting with a specific life transition challenge who find Developmental Psychology Useful.

​For couples and families, the theories while more complex and system based, rely heavily on a more
relational version of the above modalities. If the presenting problem is one of current behavioral or
relational concerns, we work on improving them (communication, coping skills, etc.). If it is historical in nature, for example, unresolved childhood wounds or former hurts, we would dig deeper.

​Finally, with all thee above approaches in mind, there are many specific treatments for struggles of a specific concern (grief, anxiety, trauma, etc) which are often alleviated through creating your very own toolbox of resources and skills with my assistance.

​Just know you are not alone. GOD is always with you no matter how hard the road becomes or how dark.
And we are here too. Only a phone call away. So, call today and start your journey to a healthier you!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma, Anxiety, Couples, Relationships, Family Systems, Coping with Life, Loss, and Struggles

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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