Dr. Robert Hamm, PHD

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Dr. Robert Hamm, PHD
I bring a wealth of experience and training to my practice as a psychologist and psychotherapist serving people seeking help and guidance in their lives. What stands out most from feedback given by patients I have worked with in my 30 years of clinical experience is the depth of insight and understanding I was able to offer them within a professional relationship that showed compassion and a willingness to listen in a nonjudgmental way to their concerns. On countless occasions I have been told by patients that what set me apart from therapists they had previously seen was my ability to be actively engaged in offering insight into the nature of their problem and guidance in helping them formulate the means to solve them. These qualities, insight, compassion, and the desire to help others, are what led me to choose this profession. My personal qualities as a psychologist are supported by a depth of education and training in the field of professional psychology as a clinician and scientist. My formal training includes a doctorate in counseling psychology with a cognate in clinical psychology, awards in clinical psychology and research and measurement, years of supervised training as a psychotherapist and postdoctoral education as well as internship experience that includes extensive coursework at the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute, intensive training in Emotionally Focused Psychotherapy, and formal training and education in cognitive and behavior therapy, professional ethics, and hypnotherapy. My professional experience spans diverse fields that include developmental disabilities, forensics, and geriatrics, and I have served as a consultant for program management and clinical supervision. In addition to my professional experience as a practitioner, I have 30 years of experience teaching in colleges and universities and have published papers of both a theoretical and empirical nature in professional, peer-reviewed journals. On a more personal note, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and I am an avid advocate of health and personal fitness. As an advocate for making a contribution to our community, I have for many years volunteered my time working for The Humane Society, the arts community, public media, and recreation. I am an avid sports fan and lover of the humanities, especially art, music, history, and philosophy, and maintain an active lifestyle playing tennis, ballroom dancing, and gardening.

10 N Main St Ste 315

West Hartford, CT 06107

Contact Information

(860) 236-2131

Dr. Robert Hamm, PHD

Dr. Robert Hamm, PHD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Psychology

Board Certifications

Dr. Hamm does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood and Adjustment Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Creative Visualization
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hamm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamm to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Hamm's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
CT |
Not a very good therapist. He does not care about one's needs and concerns, he is very patronizing. After most visits I felt worst about myself before I came in. This cause me not wanting to open up to him out of the fear of being judge. I have since moved on to a new therapist, and doing a lot better. Dr. Hamm, may be a great scholar of therapy, but should not be practicing.
I have seen Dr Hamm for a number of years. He is compassionate, thoughtful and kind. That is mixed with directness when necessary and patience. He has helped me improve my life, taught me techniques to better deal with my challenges and has provided excellent and wise advise.
East Granby, CT |
Have only consulted with Dr. Hamm a half-dozen times thus far but have found him to be an excellent listener. He established rapport rather easily, has patiently digested what I tell him, and then has offered some suggestions for self-improvement and self-awareness. I often leave the office with a lot of "food for thought" and a different perspective on the issues for which I am seeking help. Also has made suggestions for readings/research related to the issues I am grappling with. Recommend.
in West Hartford, CT |
Dr. Hamm offers a very open space to work on my issues. He has been extremely helpful on my path to improve myself and my relationships. Every time I leave a session I feel refreshed, enlightened, and empowered to make the necessary steps to improve my life. I highly recommend Dr. Hamm!
Received a call back from Dr. Hamm and explained what I was looking for. Initially he said he would be able to help, and asked if I wanted to set up an appointment since he was pressed for time on the phone at the moment. I said there were still some things I needed to discuss and asked him to call me back. When he did, his demeanor had changed entirely. His tone was cruel, cold, and dismissive to the point that I got chills in my spine. Extremely unprofessional and downright frightening.
West Hartford, CT |
Simply, you can and should find a better Doctor. Way too many negatives to note in this box!
in West Hartford, CT |
I've been going to see Dr. Hamm every two weeks and come out feeling better. He always returns phone calls even when it is off hours. Dr. Hamm will take extra time if it is needed to stay and work with me. I have had to due phone sessions due to illness, and he does not have a problem with this. My family can see changes for the better after I have had a visit with him.
Bristol, CT |
I was very nervous seeing a Psychologist after not seeing one for years. My heath insurance recommended him and I am very glad I did. He helped me understand why I feel the way I am and came up with a treatment plan for my diagnosis.
in Hartford, CT |
I've been seeing Dr. Hamm on and off for a little over a year now, and I doubt if I'll ever see the need to leave his care and take up with a different provider. I've visited a number of therapists throughout my life with varying degrees of success, and Dr. Hamm is the only one I've ever felt truly comfortable opening up to. Dr. Hamm is sincere, perceptive, and most importantly, patient. No matter how many mistakes I may make, I know he'll still be there to help me through it.
in Bloomfield, CT |
I've been seeing Dr. Hamm for a little over a year for self esteem, and anxiety disorder, and already I am seeing a difference in myself. I feel better about myself, I'm more confident, and Dr. Hamm has help guide me though the process.
in West Hartford, CT |
Dr. Hamm is an incredibly compassionate and understanding psychologist. I appreciate his style of guidance which includes developing both self-reliance and techniques to apply on-the-go. If you are committed to making progress and spending time outside of the sessions dedicated to improving, I think you'll find great success with Dr. Hamm.
Connecticut |
Dr. Hamm is a very professional, calm and knowledgeable doctor. After my first session, I was so happy to have found a therapist who I felt comfortable with, treated me with respect, and provided great educational insight on my issues. Dr. Hamm has opened up my eyes to parts of my life which I never thought could be the root of my troubles. I have grown through my therapy of a few months now looking forward to my continued path to happiness! Thank you Dr. Hamm!
Kind,caring and real. Assist you on your journey towards recovery.
in West Hartford, CT |
I have been a patient of Dr. Hamm's for more than five years. Throughout our relationship I have found him to be an exemplary psychologist - one who is quite easy to speak with and who listens exceptionally well, and whose advice and counsel has helped me greatly in both my personal and professional lives. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him to family and friends. He has my highest recommendation.
Dr. Hamm is very knowledgeable and insightful. I had already been to two other counselors, one as an individual and one with my wife. It seemed like those other engagements didn't go anywhere. Yet even as I was simply providing Dr. Hamm my history, he told me why I felt a certain way, or why my wife might be acting out. It seemed to me that he really knew his stuff and it didn't take much at all for him understand the issues and provide me some guidance as to moving forward. Good choice!
in West Hartford, CT |
Dr Hamm helped us with our marriage problems. My husband and I are now happier and closer than we have been in years. He has a great ability to read and understand situations and how to bring out the underlying issues. He is compassionate and caring and I would highly recommend him.
West Hartford, CT |
I have been seeing Dr. Hamm for several months and have found him to be professional and informative. He has offered great insight into my mental heath and has taught me very useful techniques to use in my every day life. In addition, Dr. Hamm is a very nice and calming individual who truly understands his field from an emotional level and a theoretical level. I have enjoyed our meetings.
in West Hartford, CT |
When I explained what I was looking for, he was very accommodating.
Laughed (more than once) at serious neurological symptoms. I cannot believe a person who went into the business of helping others would not be compassionate, but he had never heard of someone with my symptoms and apparently found it amusing. I left feeling even more anxious. I also found his office to smell bad/stale and his approach very diagnostic and impersonal. He kept drawing incorrect conclusions from what I was saying. I would not go here if you're looking for insight and compassion.
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Dr. Hamm accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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