I'm Gregg Hammond, and I help people who are frustrated, stressed, and overwhelmed to make changes to their behavior so that they reach higher levels of success in work and personal relationships. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania (#PC008412) and the owner of Restoring Balance Counseling.
Since 2005, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in various environments such as community mental health agencies, the home, and in schools. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have significant experience working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma who have attachment related issues, depression, anxiety, difficulties with emotional regulation and behavioral issues. I believe in a holistic and integrative approach to best suit your specific needs and personality. My ability to be flexible in selecting interventions allows you to get the most out of therapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential to success of counseling and to the process of change. I work to be a stable, caring, and responsive platform for you to make the changes you desire. You are the expert of your own life and experiences, and I believe my responsibility is to provide you a safe space to explore, to support you while you grow.
My most enjoyable times in therapy are the moments when someone that I am teaming with realizes that they have it within them to recognize a change to be made, the skills to do it, and the wisdom to know they were successful… to fully experience that life changing moment as it washes over their face, and the energy it produces, is awe-inspiring. Some call this an ‘A-ha moment,’ ‘a light bulb going off,’ or even an ‘epiphany.’
Instead, I call this the moment when a person switches the channel of their inner voice from one that is self-blaming, hyper-critical, guilt driven, and fear-mongering to one that is self-compassionate, self-forgiving, self-empowering, self-accepting, and value-driven
I look forward to sharing these moments with you on your journey to discover balance, strength, and awareness within you and in your life.
My degrees, certifications, and professional memberships include:
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University
- Additional graduate counseling credits from Messiah College
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification
- Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware
- Member of the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
- Member of the American Counseling Association