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Ida Hammer, LCSW

Current Availability:

Monday to Thursday California: 12PM to 5PM. New York: 3PM to 8PM.

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Provides therapy in California, New York

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    Affirming. Compassionate. Empowering.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    My compassion-focused approach utilizes practical skills, tools, and exercises that can help free you from the patterns of shame and self-criticism, and allowing you to replace those feelings with more healthful ways of relating to yourself.

  • Together, we will:

    create a personalized plan using mind-body practices and integrative therapy techniques to help you overcome your distress, with a greater understanding of the biological, psychological and social factors contributing to your shame or self-doubts.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    are seeking an LGBTQ-affirming, feminist therapist who will help them overcome difficulties related to shame, self-criticism, or low self-worth.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I believe in the human capacity for change, growth, and transformation, and the relationship between personal and collective healing and liberation.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I provide accessible, convenient online therapy to you wherever you have access to a quality Internet connection and a comfortable space to talk.

  • More about me and my practice:

    As a lesbian and transgender woman, I understand the value in seeing a therapist with a shared identity. Contact me for a complementary consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you.

More Details:

In-Network with:

Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford Health, UnitedHealthcare

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