Morella Hammer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Morella Hammer, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino
(818) 533-9979 Website

Morella Hammer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

15720 Ventura Blvd
Suite 504
Encino, California 91436
(818) 533-9979

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95 N Marengo Ave
Suite 205
Pasadena, California 91101
(818) 533-9979

I provide an environment that is empathetic, warm, compassionate & enthusiastic - an environment that facilitates personal change and growth. Since relationships & communication are central to so many of the issues we face, I specialize in Imago Therapy, the revolutionary relationship counseling techniques of Dr. Harville Hendrix. With Imago our issues and conflicts aren't the problem, they're the solution: they're signposts pointing the way toward healing the true, underlying causes. Imago teaches you how to safely explore these deeper emotional undercurrents together, so that your disagreements can actually become opportunities for greater intimacy, as you learn about each other.

My clinical focus is to help couples, parents and children enjoy better relationships & communication. I help couples learn how to better understand each other so that they can truly be themselves, yet stay connected & intimate. I also help parents to develop strong, respectful, engaging and productive relationships with their children.

I am a bicultural & bilingual (Spanish) therapist. I am an Imago certified therapist and a certified facilitator for the "Prepare and Enrich" program for couples. Please call or email me today for your free consultation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 46762 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Pacific Health Alliance
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Morella Hammer's Groups

Building Strong Relationships

This group is a six week group that is designed to: To develop relationships skills. Participants will learn communication skills, how family of origin impacts our relationships and how to create healthy and happy relationships.

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Connected Parents, Thriving Kids

The IMAGO approach to parenting helps families strengthen their relationships. This is a one day workshop will provide you with a practical way of understanding and Tunning in to your child. Learn How To: Become more attuned to your child's needs, Become more effective and responsive parent, become more aware of underlying emotions affecting your parenting style, you will learn how to listen to their underlying messages, develop a deeper understanding of both yourself and your children, deepen the connection between you and your children, empower your children, experience your own growth.

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Transitioning To Parenthood

When couples transition to parenthood they are filled with a lot of different emotions. This is an opportunity for couples to reflect on what parenthood will mean to them. In this group, couples will learn the following: Myths of parenthood, the psychological experience of motherhood/fatherhood, parenting roles, mental health during pregnancy and postpartum period. In addition, couples will learn tools to cope with the changing marital relationship.

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Location

15720 Ventura Blvd
Suite 504
Encino, California 91436
(818) 533-9979

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

95 N Marengo Ave
Suite 205
Pasadena, California 91101
(818) 533-9979
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Parenting
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Pregnancy/Premarital counseling
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Prepare & Enrich Premarital Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Ms. Rosa Singer-Campuzano, ASW, MSW, LCSW, Spanish, Engli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 14 years
Dr. Christina Barber-Addis, PsyD
Dr. Christina Barber-Addis, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 5 years
Frank Manning, MA, LMFT
Frank Manning, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 18 years

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018
Morella Hammer, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino

Morella Hammer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT