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A Message From Our Founder, Michelle Rene'
Hammer, MS, LCPC, NCC, BCS, CPS, 


Hello & welcome!  I am so glad you stopped by.  I want to take this opportunity to tell you about how Turning Leaf. How it came to be and why I do what I do. My name is Michelle Rene' (spelled the masculine way with one e and I have no clue why? :-0 ) Hammer and I am both a Pastoral & Licensed Clinical Counselor.  I make this distinction because it matters. 


What this means is I've been trained in matters of spirituality and God as well as matters of psychological, mental, and emotional health.  How I got there is another story!  

I have struggled with many trials in my life, as we all have.  These struggles led me to become a therapist, author and speaker.  After all, If I can overcome my many, many struggles (more on that later), certainly YOU can too! GOD brought me through for a reason and I believe the reason is you.  He wants to give YOU HOPE.  You too CAN pull through!

Is it easy to overcome? Certainly not. Did my trials stop? No, they haven't! However, whether dealing with my own adversities or those of others, I know one thing is for sure, the HOPE of GOD NEVER ends.

Which brings me to the purpose of my blog.  The HOPE OF GOD.  Hop on over to my blog for more info on my struggles and how I found this hope.  Actually, how this hope found me!

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Women's Issues

  • Co-dependency & Boundary Issues

  • Couples Concerns

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Substance Abuse/Co-Occuring

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Depression

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Verbal/Emotional Abuse

  • Spirituality & Pastoral Care

  • Critical Incident Debriefing 

This is Michelle Hammer
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