Emily Vang (she/her) is a clinical trainee at Hamm Clinic. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Augsburg University. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Emily’s education and experience have given her a deep appreciation for the significance of cultural context and individual lived experiences in therapy. She believes cultural humility, building a strong therapeutic relationship, and providing a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for individuals to embrace their imperfections, self-exploration, and self-empowerment, is vital in therapy.
Emily has experience in neurocognitive assessment and has worked with clients who were experiencing a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Emily is interested in working with people working through anxiety, depression, ADHD, significant life transitions, trauma, and family and cultural conflicts, as well as many other concerns.
Mariah Wika (she/her) is a clinical social work intern who provides therapy at Hamm Clinic. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and is currently earning her Masters in Social Work at Augsburg University.
Mariah believes that all people have tremendous capacity for healing and connection. She loves getting to know clients as whole people and is honored to accompany them through challenging experiences, uncertain times, celebrations, and day-to-day joys and frustrations. A multitude of factors influence mental health, and Mariah stays attuned to the societal forces and systems of oppression that impact our lived experiences. Mariah brings steadiness, warmth, and a sense of humor to sessions. She sees healing as non-linear and therapy as a courageous, powerful exploration of self.
In her career, Mariah has worked with immigrants, LGBTQIA+ young people, and elders. In her previous social work internship, she provided resources and support to middle school students and their families. Mariah has social work experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQIA+ mental health. She welcomes clients of all ages, gender identities, racial identities, and sexual orientations.