Bill Caperton , PhD
Bill is the Group Supervisor at Hamm Clinic, where he oversees group therapy programming in addition to providing individual therapy and clinical supervision. He completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology at Marquette University, his MA in Counseling at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and his undergraduate degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.
His therapeutic approach is an integration of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based, values guided, experiential behavioral approach. What this means in practice is that he will work collaboratively with you to disclose sources of meaning in your life, while facilitating the development of new perspectives on your internal emotional worlds, in the service of pursuing increasingly clarified values. At times this will include looking at patterns in current and past relationships that may be contributing to “stuck” points, while at others it will include guided experiential exercises aimed at dislodging patterns of behavior that are no longer serving you in building a more vital, engaged, meaningful existence.
Bill’s previous experience includes providing counseling to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at UCLA, USC’s Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Iowa, as well as working within the VA system in both Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Prior to becoming a psychologist, he worked in the music industry as a performer, manager, and booking agent, and has a particular interest in helping artists, writers, actors, musicians and creative spirits of all types achieve their full potential.