Tera Meerkins , LP, PhD
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.
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.
Faiza Mohamed (she/her) is a bilingual (Somali/English) LPCC-track intern at Hamm and is in her final year of graduate education at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. In previous experiences, Faiza has worked with adolescents at a juvenile detention center, with children at an autism center whose ages range from 2-10 years old, and with the Somali population as a case manager.
Faiza’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, working with those who identify as underserved, multicultural counseling, addiction and chemical dependency, and learning about the lived experiences of others while working collaboratively to help clients reach their goals. Faiza notes that her main philosophy is taking a person-centered approach. She believes that if a collaborative approach is taken and an individual is given the chance to direct their own journey through counseling, they will achieve the best results. She believes in adapting styles depending on the client and meeting them where they are at. Faiza notes, “I am honest and I want the best for anyone who comes through my door.”