Meg Hammes, LCSW LISW CCTP II

Meg Hammes, LCSW LISW CCTP II

Meg Hammes, LCSW LISW CCTP II

Meg Hammes is a client-centered therapist with over three decades of experience. Meg takes a non-judgmental perspective, fully acknowledging that you are the expert in your own life. Meg firmly believes that personal growth occurs within the context of relationship, insight, and vulnerability, seeing her role as providing support throughout your journey.

Meg works with adults, emerging adults, and couples grappling with a spectrum of topics including conflict within relationships, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, self-esteem, and trauma. When working with couples, Meg engages in a strengths-based approach aimed at facilitating reconnection, effective communication, mutual understanding, and trust restoration. She is also certified in Gottman Method Couples Counseling, Levels 1 and 11.

Meg is deeply committed to providing neurodivergent affirming care as well as affirming care for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.

Meg’s therapeutic style is characterized by a casual yet compassionate demeanor, rooted in trauma-informed and multicultural perspectives with a dash of humor. Creating a safe and comfortable space for connection is paramount to her.

EDUCATION

Meg received a bachelor’s degree (BS) in sociology and women’s studies from The University of Northern Iowa. Where she focused on feminist theory, eating disorders and violence within relationships. Meg then completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) from St. Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa, with a generalist specialty. Meg holds licenses in social work in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota as a clinical/independent social worker (LCSW, LISW, LICSW).

Meg has followed her passion regarding supporting resilience by becoming a certified trauma specialist trained in complex trauma (CCTP II) and certified in EMDR. Meg also has trained in various therapeutic modalities including somatic processing, dialectical techniques, internal family systems, and mindfulness-based and neurobiological informed treatment.

EXPERIENCE

With over three decades of experience in social work and mental health counseling, Meg has worked with children, families, couples, and adults in a variety of settings including crisis services, community-based settings, private practice and higher education as an instructor of social work and director of mental health services.

Meg will empower you to craft an authentic life aligned with your values. She helps her clients foster an environment where openness and vulnerability are embraced to move beyond conventional talk therapy and foster healing.

Meg has completed training in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP II)
  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling, Levels 1 and 2
  • Theraplay

Her background and experiences enable her to be an extremely effective therapist who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.

Have a question? Ready to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation?

CONTACT MEG

Meg Hammes, LCSW LISW CCTP II

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hillary Counseling
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 522-7512
info@hillarycounseling.com

SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling
  • College students 
  • Life transitions 
  • Identify formation 
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Women’s mental health 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Mindfulness-based approaches 
  • Compassion Fatigue

Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:

  • Have a safe space to process traumatic life experiences and difficult emotions
  • Explore identity and gender-affirming care  
  • Living an authentic life through your values  
  • Developing ways to navigate difficult times within your relationships 
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries 
  • Developing insight, understanding, and ways to cope with complex emotions