Director of Clinical Services
Cristina Combs is a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years of experience in Human Services. She has served children, youth, adults, and families as an in-home and office-based therapist. For nearly a decade, she served as a senior clinical supervisor in a community mental health center, centered on culturally-specific-and-affirming programming.
In therapy and in supervision, Cristina strives to collaborate with individuals to expand understandings, connections, and self-love. She holds colleagues in high regard, as they hold space for humans striving to grow and heal.
In 2015, through consultation with BIPOC mentors, Cristina developed a group-work model focused on building anti-racist practice and community. In partnership with BIPOC colleagues, she has developed and delivered trainings locally and nationally on trauma-responsive and anti-oppressive practice.
Cristina is humbled and deeply honored to serve in the role of Director of Clinical Services with Hamm Clinic.
Interim Executive Director
Linda Ewing is a highly experienced consulting professional and senior nonprofit executive. She has a proven track record of success in leading and advising nonprofit organizations in developing strategies to support significant growth and embracing a problem-solving culture. Her substantial hands-on experience includes fundraising, strategic and organizational planning, marketing, public relations, community relations, and finance. Find out more about Linda here: https://www.cincinnatus.com/linda-ewing.html
Biography coming soon!
Mary Gossett , LICSW
Mary Gossett, MSW, LICSW is an individual and group therapist at Hamm Clinic. She completed her undergraduate degree in vocal music performance (2008) from Stetson University, in Florida and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota in 2018. Mary strives to provide humanistic, person-centered, and trauma informed therapy with additional emphases in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic interventions.…Read Bio
Mary Gossett, MSW, LICSW is an individual and group therapist at Hamm Clinic. She completed her undergraduate degree in vocal music performance (2008) from Stetson University, in Florida and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota in 2018.
Mary strives to provide humanistic, person-centered, and trauma informed therapy with additional emphases in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic interventions. In graduate school, Mary conducted research on Self-Compassion and passionately incorporates self-compassion skills into her work.
Prior to working at Hamm Clinic, Mary worked in MS Navigator Services Delivery at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, she also worked previously at a DBT adherent clinic as an individual and group DBT Therapist and in bereavement counseling with a hospice program. Mary is passionate about building therapeutic rapport with clients while holding space for healing. While she takes the healing journey seriously, Mary values incorporating laughter and fun in therapy sessions. Often individuals do not know the power and strength they carry within and Mary strives to partner with her clients to access one’s internal wisdom, strength and tenacity.
Mary specializes in grief and loss related to chronic illness, ambiguous loss, end-of-life complexities, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, substance use disorders and personality disorders.
In her spare time, Mary plays Pickle Ball, she makes jewelry, paints and creates art in various additional mediums. Mary is a trained classical singer and previous choir conductor. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota 12 years ago and has built a new and full life in the land of 10,000 lakes.
Annelise Herskowitz , MSW, LICSW
Annelise Herskowitz, MSW, LICSW is a bilingual clinical social worker with nearly 10 years of experience providing individual, group, and couples therapy.
Annelise Herskowitz, MSW, LICSW es una trabajadora social clínica bilingüe que cuenta con casi 10 años de experiencia proporcionando terapia individual, de grupo y de pareja.
Bud Ingram-Lile , MD
Director of Psychiatry
Bud Ingram-Lile, MD, FASAM is Hamm Clinic’s Director of Psychiatry. He attended Baylor University for his undergraduate degree (86-90) and then UTHSC-Houston for med school (90-94).
Bud provides integrated psychiatric care for clients in therapy at Hamm Clinic. He shares experience and knowledge with leadership teammates in order to help Hamm continue to achieve its goals.
Bud sees psychiatry as a set of partnerships. First and foremost, he partners with the client to make treatment decisions; Bud does his best to provide knowledge and facilitate the client’s making intentional medication choices. Second, Bud partners with the therapists in the clinic to ensure our clients get the best care possible. He is double boarded in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Bud has worked in several different settings, from academic to non-profit to for-profit entities and from intensive inpatient services to outpatient psychiatry. He has held multiple leadership positions in his career as well. His interests include travel, photography, live music.
Susan Jasko , MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Asylum Assessment Coordinator
Susan Jasko, LICSW holds an MSW degree from Fordham University. She completed an intensive three-year program at the National Institute for Psychotherapies in New York City with a specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescents. She is a psychotherapist and supervisor at Hamm Clinic, where she coordinates documentation services for clients seeking assistance with immigration issues. Ms. Jasko has thirty years of clinical experience with children, adults and families. Prior to the Hamm Clinic she worked for nine years at the Center for Victims of Torture, providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment services to clients, and clinical supervision of staff.
Ms. Jasko is a Community Faculty Member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, where she teaches Family Therapy. She regularly presents on topics related to trauma at various agencies in the Twin Cities, and trains federal asylum officers to prepare them to interview torture survivors. Ms. Jasko is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
“I continue to learn from my clients. I am convinced of the resiliency of the human spirit, and a trusting therapeutic relationship can foster healing and growth at any stage of life. By working together, change is possible.”
Ivy Johnson , MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ivy Johnson (she/her/s) is a staff therapist who primarily provides individual and group therapy at Hamm Clinic. She received a bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Ivy completed a clinical social work fellowship at Hamm Clinic and has over four years of combined experience providing psychotherapy, groups facilitation, client advocacy, crisis intervention, and school social work. She believes that change and healing happen in relationships through collaboration, curiosity, compassion, and humility. She holds a non-judgmental and warm space for clients to share their stories as they feel ready. Ivy strives to integrate an anti-racist/anti-oppressive cultural lens into all client services and engages in continuous critical examination of her own identities.
Ivy has experience working with survivors of abuse, complex trauma, domestic violence, and family violence, as well as those processing through depression, anxiety, PTSD, relational and family conflict, grief, and loss. Ivy believes that no one heals in isolation and trauma thrives in silence. She is incredibly passionate about group work and believes in the power of healing through shared experiences. Ivy has training in Narrative Exposure Therapy, Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Trauma-Responsive interventions. She welcomes all gender identities, racial identities, religions, sexual orientations, and ages to her practice.
Director of Training
Jade Johnson (she/her) is the Training Director and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Hamm Clinic. She received her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and her Masters of Education in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College at Columbia University. Jade provides individual therapy to clients at Hamm as well as guiding the Training Program to ensure a valuable, thorough learning experience for all Hamm trainees. Jade works to create an engaging, warm, and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients can show up as their full selves and work toward improving their lives and decreasing sources of distress. Jade has experience in working with a wide variety of diagnoses and concerns, but is particularly experienced in helping people through anxiety, mood disorders, relational conflict, and communication problems. She believes that all people are experts on their own lives and stories, and enjoys facilitating positive change with the client in the driver’s seat. Jade’s therapeutic approach is relational and person-centered, with particular space given to explore the intersections of our identities and lived experiences.
Scott Labott (he/him) is a clinical social work intern who does therapy at Hamm Clinic. He believes the best healing work happens when people feel safe in a relationship. Because that looks different for everyone, Scott works from a person-centered and relational approach. He works to honor your experience, including the family and community stories that make you who you are. People typically describe Scott as warm, affirming, and compassionate.
Scott is devoted to working with you to identify and integrate the right approaches to meet your needs. He employs his knowledge of trauma, human development, and power dynamics in all of his work.
Over time, Scott has worked in a variety of spaces, including family housing in Vermont and community organizing in Milwaukee, WI. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Minnesota.
Scott loves being in nature and has hiked over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail. He loves cooking and playing board games with friends. Scott also loves to travel and learn new things. He lives in (and loves) Saint Paul.
Elizabeth Lieske , MD
Elizabeth Lieske, MD (she/her/hers) is a third-year psychiatry resident in the Hennepin Healthcare-Regions program. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College and her MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is excited to take a break from her typical psychiatry work and continue growing as a therapist this year at Hamm Clinic. Elizabeth has had training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and strives to integrate pieces of these approaches to meet clients where they’re at. She believes that each person is the expert on their own story, and that her role is to walk with clients as they explore these stories and uncover the tools to their healing. She aims to bring a warm, non-judgmental and non-assuming approach to the therapy space, while validating clients’ lived experiences and encouraging their self-acceptance and empowerment.
Leydi Lopez Rosales , MSW, LGSW
Contract Therapist / TERAPEUTA CONTRATADA
Leydi Lopez Rosales is a bilingual contract therapist at Hamm Clinic. She earned her MSW at the University of Saint Thomas and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Leydi
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Leydi López Rosales es una terapeuta contratada bilingüe en Hamm Clinic. Leydi estudió su MSW en la Universidad de Saint Thomas y obtuvo su licenciatura en Psicología y Español en la Universidad de Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Leydi codirige el grupo de estrés y ansiedad para mujeres hablantes de español y también trata a un número pequeño de clientes individuales. Cree en el poder de las experiencias compartidas y la curación en grupo.
Deon McCray (he/him/his) is a Master of Social Work intern at Hamm Clinic completing his clinical social work placement. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minor in music. After graduation, Deon moved back to Minneapolis where he worked as a youth specialist providing services to at-risk, homeless youth using trauma-informed practice. He also has experience working with the aging population. Deon is passionate about supporting individuals in achieving better understanding of themselves by learning skills to improve their daily quality of life. During his free time, Deon enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games, and watching his favorite sports teams; Minnesota Vikings and Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.
Connor Molloy , MSW, LGSW
Connor Molloy serves as an individual and group therapist. He received his MPP and MSW from the University of Minnesota. Connor believes that change happens through relationship, and he works to engage with clients through transparency, humility, and empathy. Connor is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy. He is interested in working with those who have experienced trauma, child abuse, domestic violence, and those managing and processing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Connor is also interested in working with clients to explore how race impacts our experience of the world, working with first and second generation immigrants as well as asylum seekers, and working with clients toward a better understanding our relationship and attachment styles. Connor has previous experience in youthwork, journalism, and immigration.
Kyle Murray , MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kyle Murray (she/her/hers) is a staff therapist at Hamm Clinic who primarily provides individual and group therapy. Kyle serves as a coordinator for the Training Program at Hamm. She earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN); she has BA in Sociology and French from Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA).
Kyle brings an integrative, relational, collaborative, narrative, and whole person care approach to clinical work. She aims to create a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental and compassionate environment. She believes you are the expert on your life, and knows it takes courage and time to tell your story. She believes change, healing, and growth are possible through an authentic relationship with a supportive therapist. Kyle strives to bring an anti-oppressive and ecological (person-in-environment) approach to her work. Kyle has special interest in: grief, loss, and life transitions, end of life care, poetry therapy, spirituality, mindfulness, and the connections between the body and emotions. Kyle has training in: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Introductory Level Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis, and Trauma Treatment Interventions.
Yvonne Nobles , PsyD, LP
Psychologist / Psicóloga
Yvonne Nobles, Staff Psychologist at Hamm Clinic, received her doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in 2000. In her 20 years at the clinic, she has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups from various racial, social, and economic backgrounds with diverse mental health issues. She is also involved in training and supervising new trainees. Dr. Nobles believes that change occurs within a safe therapeutic relationship and focuses on creating that environment in her work. She values a collaborative approach, where the client and the therapist work together to discover answers to the challenges the client is facing. Dr. Nobles believes that her client’s family and cultural background are important elements to understanding the whole person and the impact of the past on the present issues. The daughter of immigrant parents and a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Nobles enjoys helping immigrants and their families discover ways of adapting to their new environment and mourning the losses of their former lives to make room for a new and healthy way of life.
Rosemary O’Brien , PsyD, LP
APA Program & Assessment Program Supervisor
Rosie O’Brien is a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor at Hamm Clinic. She is a Member of the Psychology Training Committee and Cultural Responsiveness Committee. Rosie earned her MA at St. Mary’s University, and her PsyD at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Rosie provides psychodynamically and relationally informed therapy to individuals and works from an emotional focused and Gottman informed perspective with couples. She provides supervision to trainees in our training program and is currently supervising two post-doctoral candidates.
Rosie thinks the way humans develop and function reflects their experience with early relationships with significant others, and other individual, intergenerational, and cultural factors. Through exploration and reflection, she works to provide a safe and supportive environment in which the client and she can collaborate in deepening the client’s understanding of who they are and what they are experiencing. Rosie works to increase clients’ understanding of how they relate to themselves and to others. Her approach to therapy focuses beyond symptom relief and seeks to increase the ability to cope and develop resources that support new ways of being and relating outside the therapy office. She thinks that therapeutic change happens in the presence of a relatively unconditionally accepting presence of an interactive and interpreting other. Rosie also realizes that we are all cultural beings and as such individual change cannot be separated from how the culture to which an individual belongs changes.
Rosie has special training and/or interest in: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, couples, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, relational work, trauma, and group therapy. Rosie is committed to working from an anti-oppressive framework, understanding the impact of her identities on the clinical relationship, and maintaining cultural humility. Rosie has been licensed since 1998 and has worked in various mental health settings including in-home, community mental health, college counseling and private practice.
Paul O’Hara , M.Div., MA
Paul O’Hara is a contract therapist at Hamm Clinic. He focuses on the transformational aspect of the therapeutic relationship in understanding and working through the influence of the past on current issues. Paul is an Advanced Candidate in Psychoanalysis. He has experience in adolescent chemical dependency treatment, community mental health and hospital settings.
Dora Palma (she/her/hers) is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Social Work Intern at Hamm Clinic. She is in her final year of completing her master’s in social work at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dora has a Bachelor of Nursing from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. She has more than 14 years of experience working as a Family Case Manager and Parenting Specialist for Latino families in the Aqui Para Ti / Here for You clinic within Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Dora specialized in providing culturally responsive parenting coaching and psychoeducation in Spanish and English. In addition, she has experience working with survivors of trauma, complex trauma, and family separation due to immigration. She has experience facilitating support groups for victims of abuse and caregivers of adolescents.
Dora has developed a culturally sensitive approach and looks to collaborate and support individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds struggling with shame and disconnection to heal emotional wounds and help individuals to develop healthier connections to self and others. She supports clients in their journey to find their inner strength.
Dora’s interests and specialties include healing from complex trauma, family separation, intergenerational trauma, and family dynamics. Empowering her clients to recognize their inner strength is what drives her vibrant passion for curative care and moving forward with hope and positivity.
Damaris T. Perez Ramirez , MA, LP
Psychologist / PSICÓLOGA
Damaris Perez Ramirez is a bilingual Clinical Psychologist at Hamm Clinic. She is originally from Cuba, and has been in practice for over 35 years. Damaris lived and practiced in Spain before coming to the United States. When she eventually moved to Minnesota, she chose to convert her degree and credentials which would allow her to continue her practice in mental health care settings. Damaris earned her Master’s degree in Psychological Counseling from Saint Mary’s University. She has extensive experience as a college counselor while working as an associate psychology professor in a medical school in Cuba. Her areas of expertise are stress, anxiety, depression, health psychology, psychosomatic dysfunctions, relationship conflicts, and trauma. She provides individual, couples and family therapy. Damaris is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) certified Therapist. She also offers patients Mind-Body Techniques such as Progressive Relaxation, in English and in Spanish.
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Damaris Pérez Ramírez es una psicóloga clínica bilingüe en Hamm Clinic. Damaris nació en Cuba y lleva más de 35 años ejerciendo. Damaris vivió y trabajó en España antes de mudarse a los Estados Unidos. Cuando se mudó a Minnesota, decidió convertir sus estudios y credenciales para poder continuar trabajando en el ámbito del cuidado de la salud mental. Damaris estudió una maestría en Asesoramiento Psicológico en Saint Mary’s University. Tiene una gran experiencia como consejera universitaria y trabajó como profesora de psicología asociada en la facultad de medicina en Cuba. Sus áreas de experiencia son el estrés, ansiedad, depresión, salud psicológica, disfunciones psicosomáticas, problemas en las relaciones y trauma. Proporciona terapia individual, de pareja y familiar. Damaris es una terapeuta certificada en EMDR (desensibilización y reprocesamiento por movimiento ocular). También ofrece a sus pacientes Técnicas de Cuerpo Mente en español e inglés, como por ejemplo la Relajación Progresiva.