Becky Cooke is one of our front desk and intake staff. Helping clients start services at Hamm through our intake process. She aims to provide a positive experience as the first point of contact for Hamm Clinic. Becky earned her BA from Monmouth College, IL and has over 25 years experience in office management and administrative roles.
Human Resources Generalist
Nique Evans is the human resources generalist here at Hamm Clinic. In her position, she manages employee benefits, recruiting process, compliance, HR administration, employee relations, and additional tasks. Nique is a self- directed learner that believes that pedagogy can occur with anyone, at any time, at work, home, in community, and in conversation. Although Nique is in HR she loves to laugh and be silly; one of her favorite shows to watch is Golden Girls and her favorite character is Sophia.
Bruce Field MD
Psychiatrist / PSIQUIATRA
Dr. Bruce Field is a part-time psychiatrist at Hamm Clinic. He studied medicine at Temple Medical School in Philadelphia and then trained in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center in New York City. He later studied psychotherapy at the Minnesota Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and finished a certification program in refugee trauma and recovery through Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in the areas of general and addiction psychiatry.
His areas of interest include psychotherapy, cross-cultural psychiatry, refugee mental health, addiction, and trauma. He is devoted to working with disenfranchised and underserved communities in the Twin Cities. Over the years, he has worked at Catholic Charities, La Familia Guidance Center, La Clinica, the Center for International Health, Wilder South-East Asian Program, the Center for Victims of Torture, the Veterans Medical Center, Avivo, and in private practice. In order to better serve Latinx patients he saw at La Familia and La Clinica years ago, he started learning Spanish, and he has continued to be a passionate student of the language.
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El doctor Bruce Field trabaja en Hamm Clinic como psiquiatra a tiempo parcial. El Dr. Field estudió medicina en Temple Medical School en Filadelfia y se especializó en psiquiatría en NYU Medical Center en Nueva York. Después, estudió psicoterapia en Minnesota Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis y participó en un programa de certificación basado en el trauma que sufren los refugiados y su recuperación en Harvard Medical School. Tiene una certificación en psiquiatría general y adicciones.
Sus áreas de interés incluyen la psicoterapia, la psiquiatría intercultural, la salud mental de los refugiados, las adicciones y el trauma. También dedica su vida a trabajar con las comunidades minoritarias y marginadas en las Ciudades Gemelas. A lo largo de los años, ha trabajado en Catholic Charities, La Familia Guidance Center, La Clinica, the Center for International Health, Wilder South-East Asian Program, the Center for Victims of Torture, the Veterans Medical Center, Avivo y en consulta privada. Hace unos años, mientras trabajaba en La Familia y La Clínica, comenzó a aprender el idioma de español para así poder ayudar mejor a sus pacientes hispanos; desde entonces, se ha convertido en un apasionado de ese lenguaje.
Janet Finlayson PsyD
Janet Finlayson, PsyD, is a contract therapist at Hamm Clinic. She received her doctorate of psychology from Saint Mary’s University and holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling. She provides individual and group therapy as well as psychological evaluations and assessment. Janet has over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy, crisis intervention, case management, and client advocacy. She provides client centered, strength based, and culturally responsive trauma-informed psychotherapy. She is skilled at working collaboratively with clients in improving overall mental health which includes proper diagnosis, symptom reduction, psychoeducation, and skill building. She is also well trained in providing a positive, supportive environment for self-exploration leading to greater self-awareness and overall improved wellness. She works collaboratively with clients and believes each client is the expert on their own life and life experiences.
Alejandro González MA
Office Manager / ADMINISTRADOR DE OFICINA
Alejandro Gonzalez is the Office Manager at Hamm Clinic. He manages Front Office and Front Office Staff, and he provides bilingual front office coverage as needed. Alejandro received a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Sports Management at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. While studying at MSU, Alejandro was a program advisor/student mentor, multicultural recruiter, and a Graduate Assistant at the Office of Latino Affairs.
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Alejandro González es el director de la oficina en Hamm Clinic. Alejandro se encarga de administrar la oficina principal y al personal que trabaja en ella, también ayuda en la oficina si necesitan apoyo bilingüe. Alejandro obtuvo su licenciatura en Trabajo Social y una Maestría en Administración Deportiva en Minnesota State University en Mankato, MN. Mientras estudiaba en MSU, Alejandro fue el asesor del programa/mentor de estudiantes, reclutador multicultural y asistente graduado en la oficina de Latino Affairs.
Annelise Herskowitz MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker / TRABAJADORA SOCIAL CLINICA LICENCIADA
Annelise Herskowitz, MSW, LICSW is a bilingual clinical social worker with over 5 years of experience providing individual, group, and couples therapy. Ms. Herskowitz completed her MSW at Boston University where she was awarded the Herbert S. Strean Memorial Prize for Outstanding Merit in Psychodynamically-Oriented Clinical Practice. Prior to relocating to Minnesota, Ms. Herskowitz worked as a staff psychotherapist for three years at the NYU Langone Family Health Centers. In this role, Ms. Herskowitz specialized in providing culturally responsive psychotherapy in English and Spanish in the predominantly Latinx immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Herskowitz has a passion for blending cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy to help her clients obtain symptom relief while working towards lasting change. Ms. Herskowitz has extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence, childhood trauma, relationship and family issues, and life transitions. Ms. Herskowitz believes in the dignity and self-determination of all clients inclusive of all expressions of gender, sexuality, and relationship models.
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Annelise Herskowitz, MSW, LICSW es una trabajadora social clínica bilingüe que cuenta con más de 5 años de experiencia proporcionando terapia individual, de grupo y de pareja. Annelise completó su MSW en Boston University, donde recibió el Premio Herbert S. Strean Memorial Prize por su Mérito Sobresaliente en la Práctica Clínica Psicodinámicamente Orientada. Antes de mudarse a Minnesota, Herskowitz trabajó como psicoterapeuta de planta durante tres años en NYU Langone Family Health Centers. Mientras trabajaba allí se especializó en ofrecer un tipo de psicoterapia en español y en inglés, que tenía en cuenta las diferencias culturales; su trabajo se centró en el vecindario de Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Nueva York, compuesto principalmente por inmigrantes hispanos. La Srta. Herskowitz es una apasionada de las técnicas psicoterapéuticas de terapia cognitiva conductual y psicodinámica, las cuales usa para ayudar a que sus clientes reciban alivio sintomático a la vez que trabajan para lograr cambios duraderos. Annelise tiene amplia experiencia trabajando con supervivientes de violencia doméstica, trauma infantil, relaciones y problemas familiares y cambios de vida. La señora Herskowitz cree en la dignidad y autodeterminación de todos sus clientes sin importar su género, sexualidad y modelos de relación.
Adrian Hook serves as the billing specialist and credentialing contact at Hamm Clinic and helps support the clinic’s front desk. In these roles, he helps clients make sense of their insurance coverage, their balances, and payments. In addition to interacting with clients, Mr. Hook also engages with insurance companies to verify coverage, address billing issues, and credential staff. Mr. Hook has previously worked for Medicare troubleshooting claims in their provider contact center as well as in their claims processing department. Other experience includes managing the administrative operations for a non-profit mental health clinic including contract work with government organizations.
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.
Ivy Johnson MSW, LGSW
Clinical Social Work Fellow
Ivy Johnson (she/hers) is a Social Work Fellow at Hamm Clinic. Ivy received a bachelor’s degree in family social science and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Minnesota. She provides adult therapy to individuals and groups at Hamm Clinic, while also receiving clinical training and supervision. Ivy has worked at Hamm Clinic since July 2019, and her fellowship will be completed in July 2021. Ivy’s framework for psychodynamic therapy is rooted in relational, client-centered care. Ivy approaches her work using an anti-oppressive/anti-racist lens to provide culturally-responsive and trauma-informed care. She strongly believes in the power of relationships and supporting clients as they heal and grow. Ivy has previously received training at CornerHouse – Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation Center and Andersen United Community School (Minneapolis Public Schools).
Carissa Kaufman MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / TERAPEUTA MATRIMONIAL Y FAMILIAR CON LICENCIA
Carissa Kaufman is a bilingual Mental Health Therapist at Hamm Clinic and has worked in the human services field since 2006. Carissa has a BA in Psychology from Macalester College and earned an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of MN (Twin Cities Campus). She has worked in residential mental health programs, in an urban high school setting, and in mental health clinics. Carissa specializes in strength-based, emotionally focused, and experiential therapeutic approaches. As a Mental Health Therapist, she believes she has the unique opportunity to create meaningful relationships with other human beings, relationships that are based on mutual trust, and relationships that allows for greater inner peace which positively impacts communal peace. Carissa works collaboratively with clients so that when they look back on things, they realize that they have experienced more comedy than tragedy, more hope than despair, and ultimately, that they have crafted a life that they can look back on and be proud of. Carissa enjoys working with more than one person in the therapy room and so, she welcomes therapeutic work with couples and families. Carissa is a person of color and seeks to provide services to other people of color. Carissa is passionate about biracial and multiracial identity development, supporting interracial couples, and social & environmental justice. She is a humanistic clinician, as opposed to a clinician rooted in a particular faith or set of spiritual practices. Carissa has a number of interests and hobbies outside of work. Some of them include: dancing, swimming, reading, watching movies, and traveling.
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Carissa Kaufman trabaja como terapeuta de salud mental bilingüe en Hamm Clinic y ha trabajado en el ámbito de los servicios humanos desde 2006. Carissa se licenció en Psicología en Macalester College y tiene una maestría en Terapia Familiar y de Matrimonio de Saint Mary’s University of MN. Carissa ha trabajado en programas residenciales de salud mental en escuelas preparatorias urbanas y en clínicas de salud mental. Carissa está especializada en métodos terapéuticos experimentales basados en la fortaleza y centrados en las emociones. Como terapeuta de salud mental, Carissa cree que tiene una oportunidad única para crear relaciones significativas con otros seres humanos, relaciones que están basadas en la confianza mutua y que permiten crear una paz interior que tendrá un impacto positivo en la paz comunitaria. Carissa trabaja de forma colaborativa con sus clientes para que, cuando piensen en su pasado, se den cuenta de que han vivido más comedia que tragedia, más esperanza que desesperación y que, finalmente, sepan que han creado una vida de la que pueden estar orgullosos. Carissa disfruta trabajando con más de una persona en el salón de terapia, por lo que también trabaja con parejas y familias. Carissa es una persona de color que procura ofrecer sus servicios a otras personas de color. Carissa es una apasionada del desarrollo de la identidad birracial y multirracial, el apoyo de las parejas interraciales y la justicia social y medioambiental. Es una doctora humanística que no se centra en una creencia particular o determinadas prácticas espirituales. Carissa disfruta de muchos intereses y aficiones fuera del trabajo como bailar, nadar, leer, ver películas y viajar.
Angela Lewis-Dmello MSW, LICSW
Angela is the Executive Director at Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic. She received a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Hamm Clinic offers integrated, collaborative, culturally responsive mental health care for a range of clients through a psychodynamic intervention model in a community mental health setting. Angela has a background in program development and evaluation, clinical training and supervision, and conducting trauma treatment research through the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) model.
Angela previously worked as the Family Services Director at CornerHouse – Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation Center and Director of Client Services at Domestic Abuse Project, in addition to a variety of roles providing trauma therapy. She has experience providing trainings and workshops on a variety of topics related to trauma and interpersonal violence, as well as leadership and supervision locally, regionally, and nationally. Angela has been a Community Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work teaching graduate social work courses since 2012. Angela is a board member for the National Association of Social Workers, Minnesota Chapter.
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.
Tabitha Maxfield MSW, LGSW
Clinical Social Work Fellow
Tabitha Maxfield is a Social Work Fellow at Hamm Clinic. Tabitha obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. Tabitha loves providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for people to explore themselves and heal. Her special interests include anxiety disorders, depression, interpersonal issues, trauma and PTSD, racial/cultural identity, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders. She uses a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic theory, attachment, strengths, and empowerment perspectives. As an African American woman, Tabitha believes that it is important to acknowledge the complexities that come with developing your identity and how the environment you come from impacts how you choose to express that identity. Tabitha welcomes all bodies, religions, spiritualities and LGBTQIA+ folks to her practice.
Tabitha has experience with working with individuals with co-occurring chemical and mental health diagnoses. In addition to completing an internship as a psychotherapist with Hamm Clinic, Tabitha also interned with Hennepin County’s transitional age young adult team, where she worked with individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis and who were placed on a mental health civil commitment.
Connor Molloy MSW, LGSW
Clinical Social Work Fellow
Connor Molloy is a Social Work Fellow at Hamm Clinic and 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 PTDS. 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 and also provides support to program development and clinical operations. 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 Supervisor & Assessment Program Coordinator
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.
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.
Rachel Richardson MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Rachel Richardson is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Individual and Group Therapist at Hamm Clinic. She completed her Undergraduate Education at Wesleyan University, 1987 and her Graduate Education at University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University MSW Program, 1993.
Rachel is involved in a variety of aspects of Hamm Clinic’s work. Primarily she sees individual clients. She also facilitates an interpersonally-focused process-oriented therapy group once a week. In addition, Rachel is one of the social work supervisors, so she provides supervision to social work interns and/or social work fellows each year. In addition, she is involved in supporting some Hamm Clinic events, both internal and external, and serves on the Events and Outreach Committee.
Theoretically, Rachel sees herself grounded in contemporary psychodynamic or relational therapy, meaning that she sees our early relationships, patterns of interaction and experiences as critical pieces of information for understanding our present-day behavior. Rachel integrates theories and therapies to serve the client best. These modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, systems and feminist therapy.
Rachel wants to be open and available to the needs of each client, while trying to hear their needs, both implicit and explicit, and working to understand their story while having them feel her presence, interest, concern, and compassion. Rachel works to develop understanding of their history so that she can serve as a reference point for them as they try to understand their contemporary situation, its historical antecedents and the pain it is causing or creating. When it is working best, Rachel sees therapy as advancing both insight for the client and mobilizing change in their lives. Whenever either insight or behavioral change is stuck, Rachel collaborates with the client and seeks consultation to understand how the therapy needs to change.
Rachel has strong interest in mindfulness and DBT. She has done workshops in both topics over the years and uses both in her therapy work regularly. Rachel has been at Hamm since she interned here 1992-1993; she was then hired in May 1993. Rachel has also worked part time at Augsburg in their Wellness Center.