Psychiatric Treatments and Specializations

 

Psychiatric Treatments offered include:

  • Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy (Medication Management, including initiation of medications, continuation of prior medications, and modifications of medication regimens)


  • Individual Therapy, utilizing: 


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT

Humanistic Therapy 

Bereavement Therapy 

Supportive Psychotherapy

Brief Interpersonal Therapy

Trauma-Informed Care

Dream Interpretation &  Analysis


  • Couples Therapy, including:


Pre-marital therapy

Marriage Dissolution 

Child-related/Parenting Issues

LGBTQ couples


  • One-time Consultations, including for co-parenting matters and those working in forensic-related fields 


  • "Second Opinions" for patients,  colleagues, and those involved in forensic and/or legal matters


  • Combinations of all of these modalities

 

Dr. Hammel's Areas of Specialization in Psychiatric Healing and Consultation include:

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders/ADHD


  • Anxiety Disorders, including PTSD


  • Affective Disorders, including Major Depressive and Bipolar


  • Adjustment Disorders, including with anxiety and depression


  • Bereavement, including Anticipatory and Prolonged


  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including from Abuse and Domestic Violence 


  • Psychiatric Oncology, including coping with cancer diagnoses


  • Psychiatric Cardiology, including anxiety and depressive symptoms 


  • End-of-Life and Hospice Psychiatry


  • Synthetic Substances, including in forensic matters


  • Trauma-related issues, military and law enforcement-related


  • Child Bereavement, both for parents who have lost children and children who have lost parents 

 

What is 
"Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry?"

  • This is the field which exists at the intersection of Medicine and Psychiatry. Present since the 1930's, it is one of the most rapidly growing sub-specialty areas of Psychiatry.


  • This area of Psychiatry refers to the complicated and nuanced ways in which the mind and body interact, and provides a more elegant way of understanding "illness" than a simplistic mind-body split.


  • This field includes both consultation and liaison relationships, such that the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist works closely with other physicians and providers in cardiology, oncology (cancer), hematology, surgery, general medicine, & other medical specialties.


  • One of the most rapidly growing areas of this sub-specialty field is in outpatient clinical practice, with the Consultation-Liaison psychiatric physician closely collaborating with primary care and specialist physicians in the community, in order to optimize the care and attention you receive as a patient within the community. This can also include collaborating closely with your other mental health providers, even if you are already in therapy and looking for medication management.