Anna Weicker MA
Anna Weicker (they/them) provides individual and group therapy as well as psychological assessments, while receiving clinical training and supervision at Hamm. They hold a B.Sc. and M.A. in clinical psychology and are working toward their doctorate.
Anna’s style is engaged, authentic, and relational. Therapy is a deeply collaborative process – whether you seek to address difficulties arising from trauma or childhood experiences; you feel ready to explore relationship patterns that do not serve you any longer; or you hope to make changes in your day to day. Whatever your hopes for therapy, it takes patience, care, and curiosity to find new answers to old problems.
Anna believes that deep listening is a skill that helps us better understand ourselves and each other. Such listening includes respectful attention to the ways culture, race, class, gender, immigration, sexuality, and ability shape our sense of self and our experience in the world.
Exploring the stories about us that we were told and end up telling ourselves can help change them, to become more inclusive and to make space for the parts of us previously left out. Being more fully present can help us find our footing as we take the next step.
Before training as a therapist, Anna lived in Berlin, Germany where they were involved in a number of social justice movements and taught gender & queer studies with a focus on race & (post)colonialism. Their passion for social justice and trauma healing developed out of their work with survivors of sexualized and intimate partner violence, their community accountability work in queer communities, and their collaboration with refugee groups.
Helen Wu PhD, LP
Helen Wu is a Postdoc Fellow at Hamm clinic. She completed her Ph.D. at St. John’s University Clinical Psychology program. She sees clients for individual and group therapy and has previously participated in triage and intake process.
Helen operates from an integrative and person-centered model. She believes that it is important to understand one’s clients in a comprehensive way that accounts for biopsychosocial processes. This encompasses biological make up, early developmental experiences, sense of self, beliefs about others, interpersonal patterns, conscious and unconscious processes. Helen bases her interventions on what clients’ goals and values are and their readiness for change, while keeping in mind whatever realistic limitations they may have. Helen believes clients change when their experiences are understood. This allows them to grieve the past and live a fuller life in the present and the future.
Helen is interested in the topics of identity, personality, and interpersonal relationships. She has training in psychodynamic therapy and CBT. She also has exposure to Motivational Interviewing and DBT. Previously, Helen has worked in: community clinics, general inpatient, psychoanalytic institutes, CBT practicums, middle school settings, as well as with Recovery Model group therapy, skills groups, and process groups.