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.
Kira Pontiff is an Office Specialist at Hamm Clinic and the first point of contact for clients. She graduated from Hamline University with a degree in Theater Arts and still acts in her free time. She has over a decade of administrative and front office experience.
Alicia Powers, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Heñ navoc! (Hello in O’odham) Alicia Powers, LICSW (she/her/s) Psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic providing primarily individual and group therapy. She is a member of the Tohono O’odham nation who obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California-San Diego.
Alicia’s role at Hamm is to journey with people on their path to heal soul wounds caused by personal, generational, and historical trauma. Alicia uses relational-cultural and strengths-based approaches, to hold space for each person’s story and strengthen the mind-body connection. She has training in Mind Body Medicine, In Touch Again Multi-sensory Play Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her therapeutic interests include LGBTQIA2S+, cultural identity, anxiety, depression, substance use, chronic pain, and spirituality.
At the Native American Community Clinic in South Minneapolis, Alicia provided culturally specific individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, she has experience with crisis intervention and brief solutions-focused therapy during medical and dental visits at NACC. Alicia looks forward to meeting you in and moving towards wellness together. Sape (thank you in O’odham).
Jennifer Prock is Hamm Clinic’s Finance Manager. She studied at the University of Wisconsin Stout and has over twenty years of diverse financial experience working with entities of all sizes. Jennifer has focused her career on working with nonprofit organizations and enjoys being able to use her financial expertise to support and further their missions. At Hamm Clinic, Jennifer is responsible for all of the financial and accounting operations.