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Huda Badri , MA, LPCC

Psychotherapist

Huda Badri, LPCC, completed her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University. As a therapist at Hamm Clinic, her goal is to provide a respectful, genuine, safe, and accepting space in order to establish a strong therapeutic relationship. She believes the client is the expert in their life’s story. She is honored and excited to partner together in order to create a space to slow down, explore, challenge, and move to a space of balance.…Read Bio

Huda Badri, LPCC, completed her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University.

As a therapist at Hamm Clinic, her goal is to provide a respectful, genuine, safe, and accepting space in order to establish a strong therapeutic relationship. She believes the client is the expert in their life’s story. She is honored and excited to partner together in order to create a space to slow down, explore, challenge, and move to a space of balance. The modalities she uses include holistic and culturally responsive practice, strength-based and client-centered approach, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and brainspotting.

Huda is deeply committed to serving clients from an array of populations, including folks who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and other intersectional identities. She welcomes all who want to collaborate on their journey towards healing.

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Julie Bluhm , LICSW

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Julie Bluhm is serving as Hamm Clinic's Interim CEO. A mental health professional and experienced nonprofit leader, Julie is passionate about creating systems that truly work for the people they are intended to serve.  A culture-first leader, Julie is committed to creating healthy workplace cultures, while also building strong, sustainable infrastructures that can support growth.Read Bio

Julie Bluhm is serving as Hamm Clinic’s Interim CEO. A mental health professional and experienced nonprofit leader, Julie is passionate about creating systems that truly work for the people they are intended to serve.  A culture-first leader, Julie is committed to creating healthy workplace cultures, while also building strong, sustainable infrastructures that can support growth.

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David Castañeda , MPS, LADC

Psychotherapist

David Castañeda MPS, LADC (he/him) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic providing individual therapy while receiving supervision towards an LPCC licensure. He completed a Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota to assist clients with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. David’s approach to therapy is rooted in harm-reduction, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, culturally responsive positions.…

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David Castañeda MPS, LADC (he/him) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic providing individual therapy while receiving supervision towards an LPCC licensure. He completed a Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota to assist clients with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. David’s approach to therapy is rooted in harm-reduction, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, culturally responsive positions. His therapy philosophy is largely shaped by Existentialism and Cognitive Behavioral Theory. David is passionate about helping clients discover their unique meaning and life’s purpose. He seeks to provide clients a positive, healing space with respect, kindness, and inclusivity to overcome obstacles, and improve their quality of life — providing an affirming space as they engage in therapy as collaborative partners.

David enjoys working with people of all gender and sexual identities and welcomes clients from all backgrounds and lived experiences. His therapy interests include: adjusting to life changes, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, problematic substance use, and PTSD. David values his client’s power to make informed decisions about their mental health and create meaningful change in their lives.

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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.…Read Bio

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).

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Cristina Combs , MSW, LICSW

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.…Read Bio

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.

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Spencer Czech , MPH, MSW, LGSW

Psychotherapist

Spencer Czech MPH, MSW, LGSW (they/them) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic.  Over the last 12 years, Spencer's education explored social and systemic barriers for trans and gender diverse folks seeking gender affirming care in what is now called the United States and Minnesota. In 2015, they obtained their Associates Degree in Philosophy from Minneapolis Community and Technical College; in 2018 they graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's Degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; in 2023, Spencer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master's of Social Work and a Master's of Public Health.…Read Bio

Spencer Czech MPH, MSW, LGSW (they/them) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic.  Over the last 12 years, Spencer’s education explored social and systemic barriers for trans and gender diverse folks seeking gender affirming care in what is now called the United States and Minnesota. In 2015, they obtained their Associates Degree in Philosophy from Minneapolis Community and Technical College; in 2018 they graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; in 2023, Spencer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master’s of Social Work and a Master’s of Public Health. During this time, they provided case management and drop-in crises services with people experiencing homelessness, living with HIV, and/or experiencing barriers to sustaining their emotional health in the Twin Cities. Spencer completed their clinical training at Edges Wellness Center, LLC.

Spencer offers affirming services using the tools and education they have gained along their own journey and through their unique experiences. Spencer continues to evolve their values of abolition and anarchy believing we all have a responsibility to get rid of the systems that harm us and to build socially just, sustainable futures for everyone. Their abolitionist social work background guides their values of supporting people in their environment and relationship(s) to that environment. Spencer values being effective rather than being right and will bring this to their therapeutic work with you. Spencer specializes in working with queer, trans, & gender diverse folks, neurodivergent folks, folks with developmental (childhood) trauma, and those who have experienced long-term poverty. Spencer offers pleasure-based and gender-affirming sexuality exploration. These are Spencer’s areas of interest, but they are deeply passionate about learning and will do the work to learn about experiences they are unfamiliar with to best support you.

In sessions, Spencer starts with the belief that all of your feelings and experiences matter, and together you will explore how these can create lasting effects in your day-to-day life. Seeing how your feelings and experiences shape you and how you move through the world can be both freeing and difficult–especially when navigating traumatic experiences. In sessions with Spencer, your unique viewpoints and experiences will be the guide as they offer tools or suggestions to support you in achieving your wellness, hopes, and goals. During your work together, Spencer’s suggestions are just that: suggestions that you can determine whether you want to try. Our society pressures us to seek power and control over our life rather than being in relationship and balance with it. Spencer’s role and goals are to support you in using new tools to manage daily challenges and long-term, deep healing strategies. Let’s explore avenues for you to experience yourself, life, and relationships boldly. Spencer is informed by Narrative, Somatic, and Abolitionist Therapies.

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Lucy Erickson , MA, LPCC

Psychotherapist

Lucy Erickson is psychotherapist receiving supervision for LPCC licensure. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Denver. She has experience working in the psychology world ranging across the country from Montana, Colorado, and Minnesota. Lucy’s approach to therapy cultivates a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore who you are and your unique experiences.…Read Bio

Lucy Erickson is psychotherapist receiving supervision for LPCC licensure. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Denver. She has experience working in the psychology world ranging across the country from Montana, Colorado, and Minnesota.

Lucy’s approach to therapy cultivates a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore who you are and your unique experiences. She mainly works with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity, and self esteem. Through therapy she helps clients be able to process and express their emotions in a healthier and more effective manner, develop healthy relationships, process past experiences, and strengthen their sense of self.

Lucy believes that the therapeutic relationship is very important. You can expect compassion, support, and a down to earth space that is truly yours. She would be honored to be a part of the process of healing your mind, body, and spirit in a way that works uniquely for you.

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Theresa Glaser , PhD., L.P.

Psychotherapist

Theresa Glaser (she/her) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. Theresa’s clinical specialties relate to trauma and health psychology, and she also has experience with a range of other conditions and concerns. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups.…Read Bio

Theresa Glaser (she/her) is a psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. Theresa’s clinical specialties relate to trauma and health psychology, and she also has experience with a range of other conditions and concerns. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups.

Theresa strives to cultivate a therapeutic environment that is accessible and that fosters curiosity, respect, inclusiveness, and cultural humility. As a therapist, she embraces a commitment to life-long learning, self-reflection, and social justice. Her practice emphasizes working with clients on clarifying their values and developing mindfulness- and acceptance-based skills in the context of culture and relationship. She believes that, in any human relationship, we all benefit when we work to leverage our differences, equalize power, and end exclusionary and oppressive practices.

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Annelise Herskowitz , MSW, LICSW

Psychotherapist

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.…Read Bio

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 is only accepting new clients who can be served via telehealth

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.

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Rubby Jarrett

Human Resources and Communications Manager

Rubby Jarrett (She/Her) is the Human Resource Manager at Hamm Clinic. She has over six years of experience as a Human Resource Professional. Rubby has a passion for helping people and believes that everyone has a role to play in making the world a better place.

With a strong foundation in academic excellence from the University of Nigeria where she earned her bachelor’s degree in management, she has since channeled her skills and knowledge into the field of human resources, dedicating over six fruitful years to understanding and enhancing the employee experience.…

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Rubby Jarrett (She/Her) is the Human Resource Manager at Hamm Clinic. She has over six years of experience as a Human Resource Professional. Rubby has a passion for helping people and believes that everyone has a role to play in making the world a better place.

With a strong foundation in academic excellence from the University of Nigeria where she earned her bachelor’s degree in management, she has since channeled her skills and knowledge into the field of human resources, dedicating over six fruitful years to understanding and enhancing the employee experience.Throughout her career in HR, she has prided herself on her ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics, ensuring that policies align with the greater good of the company while also advocating for a respectful and fulfilling work environment for all employees. Her commitment has not only been to recruit and retain top talent but also to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.As an HR professional, she has honed her skill set in areas such as talent management, organizational development, employee relations, and compliance. She is known for her proactive approach to problem-solving, adaptability to change, and her ability to stay ahead of industry trends to implement the most effective HR strategies.Balancing a demanding career with a vibrant family life, she continues to apply the same principles of respect, communication, and empathy at home that have brought her success professionally. This harmonious integration of work and personal life not only enriches her day-to-day experiences but also provides her with a profound sense of fulfillment, making every challenge worthwhile

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Susan Jasko , MSW, LICSW

Asylum Assessment Coordinator and Psychotherapist

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.…Read Bio

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.”

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Ivy Johnson , MSW, LICSW

Group Coordinator and Psychotherapist

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.…Read Bio

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.

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Jade Johnson , Ed.M., LPCC

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.…Read Bio

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.

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Scott Labott , MSW, LGSW

Therapist

Scott Labott (he/him) is a licensed social worker who believes that healing begins when people feel deeply understood and accepted. Together, you and Scott will identify what you are feeling, where the pain comes from, and how you would like to change. Your life and the unique combination of experiences, people, and communities to which you belong also inform this process.…Read Bio

Scott Labott (he/him) is a licensed social worker who believes that healing begins when people feel deeply understood and accepted. Together, you and Scott will identify what you are feeling, where the pain comes from, and how you would like to change. Your life and the unique combination of experiences, people, and communities to which you belong also inform this process.

Scott works with you to flexibly integrate the right approaches to meet your needs. He employs his clinical training to collaboratively relieve the anxiety, depression, anger, fear, and shame that cause distress. Scott uses a modern, relational psychodynamic approach while also drawing from other schools of thought. Scott is also trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy, a trauma treatment. People typically describe Scott as warm, affirming, and engaging.

Over time, Scott has worked in a variety of settings, including family housing in Vermont and community organizing in Milwaukee, WI. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and his Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota.

Scott loves being in nature and has hiked over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Scott also loves to travel and learn new things. He lives in (and loves) Saint Paul.

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Samantha Langford

Billing Specialist

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.…Read Bio

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.

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Tera Meerkins , PhD, LP

Psychotherapist, Testing Psychologist

Tera (she/her/s) provides psychotherapy, conducts psychological assessments, and supervises trainees at Hamm Clinic. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. Tera has worked with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, as well as queer and gender diverse individuals, experiencing a wide variety of diagnoses and concerns, such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma histories, complex medical conditions, relationship problems, intimacy issues, and identity concerns.…Read Bio

Tera (she/her/s) provides psychotherapy, conducts psychological assessments, and supervises trainees at Hamm Clinic. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. Tera has worked with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, as well as queer and gender diverse individuals, experiencing a wide variety of diagnoses and concerns, such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma histories, complex medical conditions, relationship problems, intimacy issues, and identity concerns.

Tera strives to create a trusting environment where clients can bring their full selves. She listens deeply to truly understand a client’s unique life circumstances, histories, current experiences, and goals. Tera integrates relational psychodynamic with DBT, ACT, and CBT approaches to best meet the client’s needs. This may involve focusing on developing strategies for managing an urgent situation, and/or exploring how past experiences may impact the present moment to support healing and foster new ways of relating. She enjoys working with people of all gender identities, racial identities, religions, sexual orientations, and ages.

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Naomi Narvaez , BS, LSW

Care Coordinator

Naomi Narvaez (she/her/ella) brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Care Coordinator.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Saint Catherine University (2020) and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in the same field in Social Work at Augsburg University.  With over a decade of experience in home healthcare, relational care, and administration, Naomi possesses a well-rounded skillset. …Read Bio

Naomi Narvaez (she/her/ella) brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Care Coordinator.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Saint Catherine University (2020) and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the same field in Social Work at Augsburg University.  With over a decade of experience in home healthcare, relational care, and administration, Naomi possesses a well-rounded skillset.  Her fluency in both English and Spanish, coupled with a keen eye for detail, allows her to navigate complex systems and translate them into clear, understandable information.  This commitment to clarity fosters a deeper understanding of intricate matters, fueling Naomi’s passion for social justice, advocacy, and empowerment toward self-sufficiency.

As a Care Coordinator Naomi works to ensure that clients receive the best possible care. She works closely with clients and acts as a bridge between clients, psychiatrists, therapists, case managers, and other healthcare professionals. Naomi fosters a collaborative and comprehensive approach to each client’s well-being.

Naomi’s philosophy revolves around the “person-in-environment” approach, combined with deep compassion. She believes in empowering clients by encouraging their autonomy and active participation in their healing journey. This approach allows her clients to make informed decisions about their care. Naomi equips her clients with helpful tools, resources, and information to support them in their journey. She meets with clients on an as-needed basis to discuss their goals, progress, and any challenges they might face. Naomi also assists clients in accessing additional support services and community resources, such as emergency assistance, educational and employment opportunities, or programs that can help with basic living and social skills. Beyond navigating systems, Naomi offers emotional support and encouragement, becoming a true champion for her clients. Naomi is committed to serving clients and strives to create an environment where they feel heard, seen, and respected.

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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.…Read Bio

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.

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Paul O’Hara , M.Div., MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist

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.Read Bio

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.

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Dora Palma , MSW, LGSW

Psychotherapist

Dora Palma (she/her/hers) is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Therapist at Hamm Clinic. Dora has a Bachelor of Nursing from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  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.…Read Bio

Dora Palma (she/her/hers) is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Therapist at Hamm Clinic. Dora has a Bachelor of Nursing from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  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.

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