Psychology Practicum Student
Sonam is a clinical trainee intern at Hamm and is a doctoral student (PsyD) in counseling psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Sonam has a variety of experience providing mental health crisis care, short term care, and long-term care. She is also a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
Sonam’s multicultural lens helps her to prioritize the therapeutic relationship while helping clients face the unique challenges of life while honoring their various identities and values. She uses a range of evidence-informed practices to help clients navigate the complexities of life in a variety of cultural, gendered, and generational experiences. Sonam works to foster a relationship that allows clients to become empowered to confidently manage their challenges and advocate for themselves. Some of the techniques she utilizes are mindfulness, CBT, visualization, and grounding techniques. She has experience working with anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, and identity exploration.
Sonam believes in the healing power of being heard and human connection. Her goal is to help clients create fuller, healthier relationships and lives by identifying barriers to healthy functioning, unlearning trauma responses, and improving coping skills.
Hanna (she/they) is an Office Specialist and residing Front Desk Staff at Hamm Clinic. If you’ve been to the clinic in-person, you’ve likely seen their smiling face peering over the front desk monitor. Hanna received their BA in Psychology and Art from the University of Minnesota in 2019 and has since dedicated herself to working in the mental health field. As a longtime resident of Saint Paul, Hanna is so excited to be supporting the Saint Paul mental health community at Hamm! In their free time, Hanna enjoys spending time with her two mischievous cats, creating zines, and participating in as many goofy running races as possible. In the future, they hope to pursue a degree in Art Therapy.
Stella Chemarum , PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Stella has 16+ years of experience as a nurse in various settings including inpatient services. She
attended National American University for undergrad, then to Walden University for Master of Science in nursing. She provides medication management for clients in therapy at Hamm and outside Hamm clinic. As a provider, she subscribes to a compassionate and collaborative approach: meeting clients where they are in their care while providing them with the education and knowledge of choices of medication treatment. A special interest area is Medication Assisted Program (MAT).
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.
Human Resource Associate
Misty is an HR Associate who brings 14 years’ experience to Hamm Clinic in St. Paul, MN. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she settled in Minnesota 10 years ago. She is currently attending Inver Hills Community College to obtain her SCP in Human Resources. Formerly an HR Specialist at Partners In Community Supports (LSS) she has supported nonprofit community for over 7 years. While at LSS she received the prestigious “LSS Spirit Award” winners are nominated by their supervisors and demonstrate a commitment and dedication to the mission and values of the supported work. She is confident in her ability to contribute to the mental health community and make an impact to those she serves daily.
Chief Executive Officer
For the past two decades Rob has been serving the non-profit sector in leadership roles in the areas of mental health, child welfare and family services. Rob has a passion for donor engagement, program development, quality improvement and supporting others in their career advancement. His self-care go to is trail running.
Rob holds a BA from Saint Mary’s University and a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota where he was a Child Welfare Scholar and Minnesota Department of Human Services Fellow. Rob holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Permanency and Adoption Competency and served as a committee member on the Minnesota Statewide Foster Care Workgroup. In 2012, Rob was awarded the Early Career Excellence Award from National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter and is a past President of the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter. He also served on the Board of Directors for AspireMN, the national Foster Family-based Treatment Association and is a member of the Council of Regents at Saint Mary’s University and adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota School of Social Work.
Psychology Practicum Student
Dan Fernholz (He, Him, His) is a clinical trainee at Hamm Clinic. He is in his third year of the PsyD program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree in counseling. Dan has experience in college counseling in an integrated setting, crisis intervention and de-escalation, and has spent several years working in acute inpatient psychiatric care where he also is an instructor in clinical education. His research interests include suicide-risk assessment, personality disorders, schema theory, and trauma.
In his clinical work, Dan seeks to collaborate with clients to explore their experiences, both present and past, that have influenced the way they approach problems and relate to others in their lives. Dan strives to be sensitive to the unique combinations of personal identities, cultural influences, and family structures that each client brings to the work. His approach to therapy emphasizes the identification of learned patterns of responding that no longer benefit the client and facilitating growth that leads to a more satisfying connection with the self and in relationships.
Dan has previously trained in interpersonal process and relational techniques and has experience working with identity development, family of origin issues, eating disorders, grief support, and complex trauma as well as anxiety and depression. Dan brings a warm and welcoming spirit to his work that seeks connection with each new and unique client.
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. 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.
Annelise Herskowitz, MSW, LICSW es una trabajadora social clínica bilingüe que cuenta con más de 10 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.
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.
Samantha started medical billing in 2018 in the state of Virginia, with a focus on claim submission in a variety of specialties.
In 2019, she started medical billing in the state of California, with a focus in Dental and Behavioral Health claim submissions, insurance payments, and claim management.
As a result of 2020’s, pandemic, she relocated to Minnesota and did medical billing and claims management for optometry specialty.
She now comes to Hamm Clinic and is thrilled to assist all practitioners and clients in understanding their insurances and bills.
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.
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.