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Lynda L. Hammond

Lynda L. Hammond

BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker


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Are you or someone you know feeling: sad, anxious, overwhelmed, pressured, angry, guilty, ashamed, fearful, distressed, self-critical, lacking energy, irritable, resentful, powerless, wronged, pained, hopeless, maybe it is time you talk to someone?

Do you or someone you know: have thoughts of suicide?

Do you or someone you know: engage in self-harm behaviour?

Do you or someone you know: want to make changes to your substance use?

Are you or someone you know experiencing: behaviours, addictions or other challenges that are interfering in your daily life and relationships?

If so, it is definitely time to talk to someone.

Whatever brings you or someone you care about to therapy; I invite you to contact me.

I am a social worker practicing psychotherapy in Fergus, ON with individuals age 16+ and couples. I will work with you to heal hurts, change unwanted behaviours, build healthy coping skills, improve relationships, self-confidence and self-efficacy. We will address the issues in your life that leave you feeling stuck, unworthy, lacking control and lost by combining strategies and tools from various models of therapy that engage your rational brain, emotional brain and your body through movement.

About me: Lynda holds a Master of Social Work degree and was the 2014/15 recipient of the distinguished Ontario Graduate Scholarship. She is a member in good-standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Lynda has extensive experience in crisis mental health, suicide risk assessment, responding to and managing ongoing, intermittent or new thoughts of suicide. She has been providing suicide related education and training since 2012 and offers professional consultation.

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Therapist Information

Offers Distance Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults/Seniors, Couples

Languages Spoken

English

Counsellor's Gender

Female

Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

Social Anxiety, Pornography Addiction, Drug Addiction, Support for Gender Transition, Dementia - caregiver, Assertiveness, Parenting, emotional regulation, Relaxation, Relationship Problems, Retirement, Social Skills Development, Spiritual/Religion, Cancer/Terminal Illness, Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia, Insomnia / Sleep Disorders, Alcohol Addiction, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues, PTSD & Stressor-Related, Drug & Alcohol Use, Behaviour Activation, Dementia, Personality, Gambling Addiction, Physical Disabilities, Moral Injury, Occupational Stress Injury, Sanctuary Trauma, Sex Addiction, Sexual Issues, Sexual Dysfunction, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Abuse, Addiction, Adjustment issues, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career/Work Performance Issues, Chronic Illness, Crisis, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Eating Disorders, Ethnic/Minority Issues, Gender & Identity Issues, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Marital Issues, Memory Issues, Menopause, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-Marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Behaviour Modifcation, CPT (cognitive processing therapy), Person-Centered, Anger Solutions, Attachment Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Communication, Desensitization, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Distance Counselling, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Existential/Humanistic Therapy, Family Systems, Harm Reduction Therapy, Humanistic, Image Transformation Therapy, Integrative, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Problem Solving Therapy, Relational, Sandtray-Worldplay® Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused

Location

265 Bridge Street, Fergus, ON
N1M 1T7

  • 265 Bridge Street, Fergus, ON
    N1M 1T7

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, some weekends, hours flexible

Distance Counselling
Also Available!

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