Meghan Hammel, Therapist in Surprise, Arizona — Zencare
Meghan Carlson Hammel

Meghan Carlson Hammel

Psychologist, PhD
Arizona, California Accepting Online
Surprise Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Meghan Hammel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing telehealth services to clients in Arizona and California. She works to support women during the transitions of young adulthood (school stress, work roles, new relationships), during pregnancy and postpartum experiences, and through challenges of the early parenting years. Many of her clients describe periods of heightened stress during these transitions, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety/panic, sleep problems, irritability/anger, grief, guilt, and loneliness/isolation. Clients may feel overwhelmed by daily stressors, role transitions, relationship challenges, or feel burned out by work and managing the parenting load.

Therapy sessions with Dr. Hammel integrate strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion. She strives to help clients explore their experiences, thoughts, emotions, and identify personal values with a plan for action. Stress management strategies and effective communication skills may also be discussed to assist in expressing feelings/needs and setting boundaries.

Dr. Hammel’s approach is interactive, encouraging clients to notice thoughts and feelings and offers kindness and compassion to the experience. She works to help clients notice they can step back and decide how they want to proceed/respond versus reacting quickly to difficult thoughts or emotions in the moment. She strives to create a validating, non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss concerns and receive support and strategies to help with coping.

Dr. Hammel offers video sessions Monday-Friday (9AM-2PM). Teletherapy services are offered via SimplePractice, a HIPAA-compliant, video-conference platform. The intake process typically takes between one to two visits (each lasting 50-60 minutes). Follow-up therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes. We may meet weekly in the beginning of therapy and reduce how often we meet over time as you progress in treatment.


Message to clients

You can feel very proud of yourself for taking this step in reaching out for support- each person needs a safe place to talk things through and "fill our emotional cups," particularly during challenging times in life! It can be a difficult step, yet I hope you will also find comfort and new ways to care for yourself so you may live life in line with your values and what is most important to you. Please reach out for a brief consultation so we can determine if I might be a good fit to support your therapy goals. I sincerely look forward to having an opportunity to talk with you soon!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Meghan Hammel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I am considered an "out-of-network" provider for all insurance carriers. You will be responsible to pay for your session in full at the time of service, and I can provide you with an itemized bill each month (called a "superbill") for you to submit to your insurance carrier to request reimbursement. Please call your insurance company and ask about their policy on out-of-network behavioral health care. You will want to know the amount of your deductible and what percentage of behavioral health services they will reimburse to you.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM-12PM
  • Tue 9AM-2PM
  • Wed 9AM-2PM
  • Thu 9AM-2PM
  • Fri 9AM-2PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM-12PM
  • Tue 9AM-2PM
  • Wed 9AM-2PM
  • Thu 9AM-2PM
  • Fri 9AM-2PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Surprise practice
15508 W Bell Rd, PMB# 230, 101, Surprise, Arizona 85374
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2021 - Present
UC San Diego Health System, Clinical Psychologist, 2016 - 2020

AIU/California School of Professional Psychology, PhD, 2012


Licensure

Arizona: 005490

California: 27033


Languages

English