Sarah Hammack

Sarah Hammack

Professions: Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 12749
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AmeriGroup
  • Beacon
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Magellan
  • Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Medicare
Fees: Out-of-pocket fee: $100.00
Free Initial Consultation


10410 Kensington Pkwy
Kensington, Maryland 20895
571 Douglas Rd
Thomas, West Virginia 26292

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My Approach to Helping

Life can be very confusing. When a person walks into a therapy room for the first time, they are often emotionally bruised and looking for some clarity about their world and their own responses to events and circumstances. It is a privilege for me as a therapist to help the people I work with to make sense of it all. I help my clients learn to listen to themselves with respect, compassion, and curiosity. People can develop this courageous curiosity when they learn to have faith that whatever they find out about themselves makes sense and is coming from a decent place. It is often difficult to cultivate the habit of validating one's own thoughts and feelings (especially if one has long experience of doing the opposite), but it is extremely rewarding as the changes begin to be noticeable.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

It takes a lot of courage to open oneself up in therapy. And it is very important to feel heard, understood, and respected in the therapy room. If that does not happen, the experience can leave a person feeling invalidated and even injured. Please do not give up! The rewards of trusting a neutral party to help guide the process of clarifying one's internal world are worth it. My DBT-informed practice often focuses on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and managing boundary issues. These skills can be very helpful for those who give therapy another chance.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

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