He believes that since he has 2 ears and 1 mouth, he should listen twice as much as you speak.
Haamid Hakam, LMHC, EMDR, CCTP 1
Haamid Hakam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He obtained his B.A. in psychology from Southern Illinois University. Haamid went back to school and obtained his M.A in Family & Marriage Therapy from the Liberty University. Haamid was born in Chicago, attend school in Illinois and moved to New Mexico in 2006.
Haamid has a passion for working with male/female relationships which led him to pursue a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. However, his passion is not limited to just couples he also works with individuals. He believes families are comprised of two individuals who were reared in his/her family of origin from which they developed their worldview and values. Haamid feels two unique individuals come together, bringing their experiences with them into the relationship. These differences can result in conflict. He would like the opportunity to help individuals see how the conflict arose and constructive ways to resolve it. While he works with couples, he has training and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Haamid is training in EMDR as well as a being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 1.
One of Haamids approaches is to learn a couple’s earliest relationships, particularly with parents, and with the use Attachment Theory because our relationship with our parents impacts our adult relationships. With this information, he incorporates the use CBT to help couples see how their thoughts influence their actions as related to anger, mood disturbance, anxiety, stress, depression and possible substance use. He uses Gary Chapmans 5 Love Languages to help improve communication and loving each other and ourselves more intentionally.
Haamid’s clients have reported feeling at ease in session with him. He reports having a gift for interacting with individuals. People have reported “he is easy to talk to”, Haamid contributes this to not only listen but really hear what people are saying, not just verbally but non-verbally. He believes that since he has 2 ears and 1 mouth, he should listen twice as much as I speak. One more things that makes him a great therapist.