Ian Hammonds

MS, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Intern

As a queer-friendly therapist, I believe in the power of being heard, validated, and understood both in our families and our relationships.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Supervised by Kirby Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I’m passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community, trauma and abuse survivors, issues within the gay men’s community, and children of divorced families. I also enjoy working with gay men who are either recently out or are struggling to come out, queer couples, couples with one partner going through gender transitioning, gay men’s issues (i.e. identity struggles, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, internal/external shame).

My Background and Approach

My specialties include extensive experience in crisis management as I have treated individual clients as well as couples and families who very recently experienced a relational or attachment trauma and needed therapy to help heal and move forward. I utilize the systemic approach, which has been empirically supported in the last few decades. It also has been shown to be just as effective therapeutically to couples and families as individual treatment. I also enjoy working with young adults who are navigating through such processes as dating, new job stressors, and family cutoffs. I specialize in: dealing with a partner who will not listen to you, coping with partner betrayal, helping you reconnect with your parents and children, setting your relationship up for success before marriage, communication problems, substance abuse, family illness, feelings of guilt, shame, and helplessness, co-parenting issues, the coming out process, fear of losing your partner, relationship trauma.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My personal resonance with the gay community allows me to further empathize with the unique set of disadvantages that only we experience. Some of my clients in the past have been so isolated that they only had the space that I provided to process such difficulties as spiritual trauma, love and sex addiction, and various societal stigmas. ​I understand that this may be one of the most difficult times of your life, and respect the courage it takes to work through this.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 140/session


512-887-1003 Email Ian
5750 N Balcones Drive
Suite 117A
Austin, TX 78731
1714 Fortview
Suite 106F
Austin, TX 78704

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