Specialties: DBT - Dialectical Skills Groups, Substance Abuse Services
DBT-SU (Substance Use): DBT-SU (Substance Use) Brochure
Linda Hammock is a one stop shop for all substance abuse related counseling services – whether it is before, during or after sobriety has been achieved – because getting well is a many layered process, not an event!
She graduated with her master’s degree in Psychological Counseling from the Adlerian Institute at Bowie State College in Maryland. She has served as Director for several residential and outpatient Addiction Treatment facilities, with varied target populations, from 1988 to 2011. Simultaneously she had a part time private practice since 2001 until she joined HRC full time in 2011.
Working consistently in the recovery field has given Linda valuable insight into the process of recovering from compulsive behaviors – so she offers services to anyone impacted by their own or someone else’s substance use or other compulsive behavior (particularly food, sex, gambling, work or spending).
Her understanding and compassion for both the person struggling with a compulsive behavior and the people who love them, positions her to support the whole family in their healing process without judgement. She often treats recovery from addiction as a family process and is willing to work with an addict’s family members or significant others in a variety of venues – whether it is individual, couple sessions, or family sessions that can occur parallel with the addict’s individual process, when that feels helpful.
She offers assessments, designs and orchestrates interventions, provides education, helps clients become ready for residential treatment when appropriate, offers treatment aftercare, leads recovery support groups, provides parent coaching, facilitates couple counseling as well as helping people manage diverse relationships with an addict or compulsive person.
She uses varied clinical approaches including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Family Systems and Mindfulness. Linda participates on a DBT peer supervision team.
She has a great deal of flexibility and patience for clients being at very different stages of the progression of their addiction and/or their recovery and the need to take this journey at their own pace. This is also true for significant others as they often have many challenges to work thru regarding how to take care of themselves through this process, as well. She supports clients through their rollercoaster of multiple trials and errors as they learn what works for them. She is an advocate of twelve step support programs and can participate in connecting clients with other recovering participants, if that is helpful. She is also comfortable helping clients explore other support group options if the 12 step method does not resonate.
She enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds – culturally, ethnically, spiritually, racially and regarding sexual identity. She works with both adolescents and adults. Whenever she works with adolescents or young adults who misuse substances and are still financially dependent on their parents, she does require that the parents participate in the therapeutic process actively – both with their child and separately.
She is also particularly skilled in working with women in life transitions, parents with challenging teens, and people struggling with relationship difficulties. I work to help people use their existing strengths to develop new thought patterns and skills that will serve them well.
Linda is also available to speak publicly or provide professional training regarding addiction related topics.
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Linda Hammock’s website.
Phone Number: (919) 929-1227 or (919) 256-2190 (voicemail)
Certifications and Associations
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield (not including Blue Local or BCBS HMO Policies) and State Health Plan