Annalise Hammerlund, Therapist in Wyoming, Michigan — Zencare
Annalise  Hammerlund
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Annalise Hammerlund

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Michigan Accepting Online
Wyoming Accepting In-person
Updated June 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Body image
  • Chronic illness
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Annalise Hammerlund is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Wyoming, MI. Annalise specializes in helping clients to express themselves not only through words, but also art, movement, dance, storytelling, and more. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist who works with children and adults. Many of her clients seek therapy to find strategies around ADHD, Autism, or mood disorders like anxiety and depression.

Annalise’s approach to therapy draws from therapy modalities like art therapy, dance movement therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness-based practices, Health at Every Size, and trauma-informed practice. She understands that sometimes, it’s difficult to talk about one’s emotions. However, even without words, it’s often helpful to express those feelings through other mediums. Annalise also helps clients better understand their internal thought patterns, their motivation to make healthy changes in their lives, and their daily attentional patterns.

Annalise earned a Master’s degree from Lesley University. She enjoys supporting clients through their own personal complexities and empowering them to better understand their mental health. By giving them different tools for self-expression, Annalise equips her clients to handle any challenging emotions that arise.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I believe deeply in empowering my clients to trust and care for themselves. This often involves overcoming some deep fears and exploring unknown or uncomfortable parts of ourselves and our past. I know that asking for help and seeking therapy can be a difficult step for some, and I want to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible for you. I am LGBTQ+ Allied & Affirming, Neurodiversity Affirming, and recognize the importance of using intersectional approaches to include experiences of Race, Gender, Disability, Class and so much more.

I am always learning, and drawing together experiences to help create greater understanding for myself and my clients. I love sharing new things that I have learned or discovered with clients that I work with. The more we know about ourselves and the ways our brains and bodies were the better we are able to adapt and cope with the world around us.

I hope that my clients become better able to identify and speak to their feelings and needs, to advocate for themselves, and connect with others in the ways that are most meaningful and valuable to them.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wyoming practice
1845 RW Berends Drive SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49519
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Expressive Explorations, Owner, 2019 - Present
Ascension Borgess, Group and Activity Therapy, 2017 - 2019

Lesley University, Mental Health Counselor and Expressive Arts Therapist, 2016
Alma College, Bachelor of Arts: Psychology; Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art; minor in Dance, 2013


Licensure

Michigan: 6401015759


Languages

English