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Greetings, I'm Lydia Hammond, dedicated to delivering comprehensive mental health services. My practice focuses on accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans, encompassing medication management alongside brief counseling. I integrate pharmaceutical approaches with holistic methods, such as exercise, nutrition guidance, and supplements, fostering a balanced approach to healing. For those inclined towards natural remedies, I explore effective alternatives that can complement or enhance traditional prescriptions. Additionally, if individuals lack a counselor, I'm open to discussing the possibility of filling that role. My therapeutic toolkit includes talk therapy, existentialism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), ensuring a personalized and effective path towards mental well-being.

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I hold licensure in NM, AZ, and OR, alongside DEA certification in all three states, empowering me to prescribe controlled substances across these regions. For clients prescribed such medications, maintaining a primary care provider for annual physical exams is crucial, with vital signs documentation required starting Nov 2024, in compliance with federal telehealth regulations. As we anticipate potential extensions of this requirement, proactive measures are essential to ensure uninterrupted care. My practice welcomes individuals aged 12 and above on a journey toward mental wellness. Parents seeking care for children aged 7-11 can also reach out, as I evaluate such cases individually. My passion lies in supporting adolescents, women, and those navigating perinatal mood disorders, as well as the diverse LGBTQA+ community. With a profound understanding of the challenges faced by college-level athletes and students concerning mental health, I offer tailored support. Additionally, I've pursued specialized training in perinatal mood disorders through Postpartum International and hold board certification from the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center). With 14 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Provider, I am committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care.   I typically order labs if needed through Quest laboratories.  ​

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In Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico, I understand the importance of accessible mental health care. That's why I proudly accept a wide range of insurance plans to ensure that individuals and families can receive the support they need without added financial stress. Whether you're seeking counseling services for yourself or a loved one, my commitment to accepting various insurance providers means you can focus on your journey towards wellness with peace of mind. Your mental health matters, and I'm here to help make quality care accessible to all.

About me

With a bustling household of six children, my life outside of work is filled with joy and activity. Baking, sewing, hiking, and exploring new destinations are among my favorite pastimes. My family dynamic includes one college graduate, two currently pursuing higher education, and three little ones ranging from elementary school to first grade. Drawing from my own experiences as a former college athlete and now as a parent to a child involved in NCAA sports, I understand the demands and rewards of athletic pursuits. Celebrating 23 years of marriage, I cherish the bonds of family and partnership. Actively advocating for LGBTQA+ individuals, I've dedicated myself to providing gender-affirming care and hormonal management for over a decade, fostering inclusivity and support in both my personal and professional life.


New Patient Out of pocket

New to the magical realm of my practice? Welcome! I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to my new patients. For an out-of-pocket experience tailored just for you, my introductory session awaits. Dive into the world of self-discovery and healing with my new patient out-of-pocket option. Click below to explore pricing and secure your spot in our enchanted journey together. Have insurance? Just let me know!

Returning Patient out of Pocket

Returning patients, welcome back! Your continued presence fills my heart with joy. Reconnect  through our returning patient out-of-pocket option. Let's pick up where we left off and embark on another chapter of your transformative journey. Click below to discover pricing and reserve your space in our ongoing quest for growth and healing. Have insurance? Let me know!

Individual Counseling out of Pocket

Are you seeking solace and guidance on your individual path? Look no further than our individual counseling sessions. Delve deep into the heart of your challenges and triumphs with our out-of-pocket option. Whether you're navigating life's twists and turns or seeking clarity on your next steps, I am here to walk alongside you. Click below to unveil pricing and take the first step toward a brighter tomorrow. Have insurance? Let me know!

Insurance Accepted

In Arizona, New Mexico, and Oregon:

Below is a list of insurances that I accept. If you have any questions, please fill out the form below or send an email to

I'm pleased to announce that I now accept New Mexico Medicaid! Additionally, I'm available to work with clients covered under BCBS Centennial. I accept all Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, providing comprehensive coverage for everyone I serve!

Optum is inclusive of several health plans that are included in the Alma insurance program:

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • UnitedHealthcare Shared Services (UHSS)

  • GEHA - UnitedHealthcare Shared Services (UHSS)

  • UnitedHealthcare Global

  • UnitedHealthCare Exchange Plans (ONEX)

  • Oscar

  • Oxford

  • UHC Student Resources

  • UMR

  • All Savers (UHC)

  • Health Plans Inc

  • Surest (Formerly Bind)

Included in Aetna's Signature Administrators:

  • Meritain

  • Nippon

  • Allied Benefit Systems

  • GEHA - United Healthcare Shared Services (UHSS)

  • Trustmark

  • Trustmark Small Business Benefits

  • Health Scope

  • Christian Brothers Services

Cigna is inclusive of several health plans that are included in the Alma insurance program:

  • Allegiance

  • Daniel H. Cook Administrators

  • Professional Benefit Administrators

  • S&S Healthcare Strategies

  • Tall Tree Administrators

  • Trustmark 

  • Wellfleet Group, LLC

  • Southwest Service Administrators

  • Paragon Benefits

In Oregon I can accept Oregon Health Plan open cards. This means a client is on OHP, but has not chosen or has chosen not to elect a HMO/CCO plan through which to receive care. This election would have been made at the time you signed up for OHP.

Lydia's impact on my life is immeasurable. From guiding me through mastitis during my first daughter's early days to supporting me through the chaos of Covid while welcoming another child, she was an absolute godsend. Her expertise, compassion, and unwavering support were invaluable during those pivotal moments. But what truly sets Lydia apart is her genuine care and dedication. She didn't just provide medical assistance; she became a trusted friend and confidante. Even after she was no longer my doctor, Lydia continued to be a pillar of support, offering invaluable advice for my marriage and helping me heal from past relationships and PTSD. Thank you, Lydia, for being the most amazing woman I've ever met. Your guidance and friendship mean the world to me.

Amber D. 

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