James Francis Hammel

Psychiatrist, MD, MA, MSc, FAPA, FACLP

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James Francis Hammel, MD, MA, MSc, FAPA, FACLP, Psychiatrist in Seattle
(206) 488-0952 Website

James Francis Hammel

Psychiatrist, MD, MA, MSc, FAPA, FACLP


Location

Doctor Hammel / SeattlePsych.com
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 488-0952
Website

Each of my clients is the "captain" of their ship; I am merely a co-captain (or perhaps highly qualified "guide".) I encourage my clients to be open-minded in seeking improvement and multifaceted, multifactorial change. Healing, at its best, includes attention to all aspects of a client's personhood. Although biochemical imbalances can certainly be a driving force for why psychiatric treatment is sought, healing requires a thorough, comprehensive medical assessment of all factors relevant to each individual, highly unique patient. Please see my website for more details about my background and practice philosophy. Thanks.

I am a physician practicing the medical specialty of Psychiatry and the sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine (the intersection of Medicine and Psychiatry). I both prescribe medications and provide therapy. I believe that the therapeutic alliance I develop with each of my clients is based on trust, open communication, compassion, and respect.

I believe that the specialized, individual psychiatric care of clients should be guided and structured, first and foremost, by the client and physician. I do not contract with insurance companies and am an "out-of-network" provider; clients may submit invoices to their insurance providers for reimbursement for my services.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: MD60317521 Washington
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Oxford University / MSc in Medical Sciences
  • Year graduated: 2003
  • Certificate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Boards / Psychiatry & Consult-Liaison
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Location

Doctor Hammel / SeattlePsych.com
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 488-0952
Website
Specialties
  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cancer, Bereavement, Cardiac Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
Categories
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018
James Francis Hammel, MD, MA, MSc, FAPA, FACLP, Psychiatrist in Seattle

James Francis Hammel

Psychiatrist, MD, MA, MSc, FAPA, FACLP