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D. Hammond Associates is a group of mental health professionals including psychiatrists and licensed, clinical social workers in Edmond, Oklahoma. We provide individual and family counseling services for the greater Oklahoma City area and accept many insurance plans, including Medicaid.
Services
Individual counseling

Appointments are available with experts from a wide variety of perspectives and skill sets. We'll help you find the best therapist for you, whether it's one of our associates or another local expert.

Family counseling

Many challenges involve more than one person and we're here for all of you. We can help you decide the best options for your situation and then connect you to the right professional for your circumstances.

Training & workshops

We can help with training or workshops on mental health, family and individual dynamics, and a host of other topics. A schedule of events and roster of speakers will be published here soon.

We accept most insurance plans.

Aetna
Blue Cross
Cigna
Healthchoice
Magellan
Medicaid/ Soonercare
Medicare

OHN-Oklahoma  Healthcare
Highways - Webtpa
Multiplan
PHCS
United Healthcare
Tricare
Tricare For Life
Value Options-Beacon Health

Coming soon…

Coventry
First Health

Don't see your plan listed? Call us and we'll start the credentialing process.
FAQ
How can therapy help?
We will help identify your personal goals for counseling and then tailor counseling to you and your objectives.  We will listen closely to understand your experiences, and find ways to help you succeed.  Therapy is a personalized process, so it's different for every person. Together, we'll work on exploring your life, making changes in unhealthy patterns of thinking or behavior, and finding solutions that work for you.
Why can't I just talk to a friend of family member?
Friends and family are incredibly important, but they're not professionally trained to help you grow, heal and change.  A trained therapist will help you find your own answers based on what's right for you.
Is my confidentiality completely protected?
Yes. We are bound by law to protect your confidentiality.  The legal exceptions to this are issues related to child or elder abuse, a threat to harm another person or yourself.  If you use insurance to pay for therapy, we will provide only the information required by your insurance company (a diagnosis is usually included).
Can you prescribe medicine?
Yes. We have a Psychiatrist on staff to prescribe medication for establisehd patients.
What types of issues can therapy address?
• Depression or other mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder
• Anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks
• Grief and loss
• Anger management
• Abuse or trauma
• Medical illness such as chronic pain
• Marital and relationship problems
• Attention deficit disorder, learning disorders
• Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger Syndrome
• Work problems
• Eating disorders
• Divorce and separation
• Family problems, including blended family issues
• Stress management
• Child behavioral and emotional problems
• Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior
• Combat-related trauma, PTSD and other related disorders
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept most insurance plans:

Aetna
Blue Cross
Cigna
Healthchoice
Magellan
Medicaid/ Soonercare
Medicare
OHN-Oklahoma  Healthcare Highways - Webtpa
Multiplan
PHCS
United Healthcare
Tricare
Tricare For Life
Value Options-Beacon Health

Coming soon…

Coventry
First Health
What if my insurance isn't listed above?
Call us and we'll start the credentialing process with your carrier.
New Patients

Welcome!
When you arrive for your first appointment, you will be given a patient registration form. It's quick and easy, or you can print it at home and bring it with you.

Providers

Donna Hammond, LCSW

Specializing in child, adolescent, and family mental health services for over 30 years, Donna Hammond has recently retired from the University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child/Adolescent Unit.  Donna is accepting new patients for individual or family therapy, and many insurance plans.  

Call 405-437-0014 to schedule an appointment.

Experience:

January, 2000 – August, 2015
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child/Adolescent Unit.

Teaching, supervising and instructing medical students, residents, psychiatry residents, and Fellows in outpatient setting.  Develop curriculum for seminars in Family Therapy trainees on rotation in Child and Adolescent Department.  Teach Family Therapy seminars weekly and supervise Fellows. Instruct trainees in family therapy models, and developing community resources/contacts.

Teaching and training responsibilities across campus include Professorial Rounds and Teaching Conference (Psychiatric Grand Rounds) yearly.  Teach Communication and Mental Status courses with 1st and 2nd year medical students.

August, 1991 – January, 2000
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma. Promoted to Assistant Professor effective 7/1/99.

Formal and informal instruction of undergraduate medical students (3rd year), general psychiatry residents, child & adolescent fellows, social work students, psychology interns, etc. in family therapy models, family/systems theory, family dynamics, group therapy, discharge planning and community relations. Training included emphasis on sexual abuse issues, attachment disorders, and especially on parenting. Acted as Supervisor for social work practicum students and other allied mental health workers. Provided psychosocial assessments for outpatients and families.  

Following the Murrah-building bombing, I offered individual and group treatment services to persons affected by this disaster.  I worked with rescue personnel and their spouses, persons who have lost relatives (inpatient and out-patient) in the bombing and those clients for whom the bombing was the most recent in a series of traumatic events. 

Spring Semester 1999, 2000
Adjunct FacultySouthwestern Oklahoma State University, Department of Social Work

Taught Social Work III: Macro-Social Work to upper level undergraduates.

Fall Semester 1995
Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Oklahoma, School of Social Work

Taught Advanced Work with Family Systems to graduate students.  Approached the section using an overview of five more commonly-used approaches to family therapy.  After conferring with the students, we agreed to select specific client families and discuss treatment issues and techniques using all five of the approaches so that the students were able to “compare and contrast”.   Assigned outside reading, processed genograms with the students as a means of identifying patterns and issues for intervention.  Prepared tests and graded assignments.


Education and licensure:

LCSW Licensure by the Oklahoma State Board in 1993, with a clinical specialty, following two years supervision.

9/90–6/91  MSW, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma School of Social Work 

9/87–6/90  BA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma School of Social Work

9/90–5/91  Graduate Practicum Parent’s Assistance Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Training in Parenting Skills Program, Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and Community-Based Sex Offender Treatment Program.  Facilitator for groups, intake assessments, and individual work with persons from each group. Provided therapy in a Parenting Skills Program for new mothers incarcerated at Mabel Bassett, Correctional Facility for Women.

9/89–5/90  Under-graduate Practicum, North Care Community Mental Health Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Consulting with members of psycho-social rehab “club”, and work with the chronically and persistently mentally ill.  Provided members (clients) with help to secure/maintain benefits.  Headed the Kitchen Unit which prepared meals for 30/40 people per day, attended outings with members and generally acted as a “healthy friend” to members.


Other related experiences:

August, 90 – May, 91Graduate Assistant, Dr. Julia Norlin, Director, School of Social Work. 

Acted as support staff to the Director in addition to teaching the undergraduate courseHuman Behavior in the Social Environment.

September, 90 – May, 91Research AssistantCase Management Project, Center of Social Work Research, University of Oklahoma, School of Social Work.

May, 90 – September, 90Research Assistant

Survey on Baccalaureate Social Work Education in Oklahoma, Center for Social Work Research, University of Oklahoma, School of Social Work.


Publications:

Hammond, D., Whittlesey, S., Kearns, L., Bennett, S., Allen, S.  Adolescent suicide problems, Journal of Oklahoma Medical Association, (2003) 97(2): 78-82.

Allen, S., Kearns, L., Whittlesey, S., Hammond, D., Bennett, S. Alcohol-related problems among adolescents: part I, Journal of Oklahoma Medical Association, (2003) 96(7): 320-322.

Allen, S., Kearns, L., Whittlesey, S., Hammond, D., Bennett, S. Alcohol-related problems among adolescents: part II, Journal of Oklahoma Medical Association, (2003) 96(9): 444-448.

Allen, James R. and Hammond, D. Groups within groups: fractals and the successes and failure of a child inpatient psychiatric unit. Transactional Analysis Journal, (2003) 33(4): 302-314.

Allen, J., Pfefferbaum, B., Hammond, D., Speed, L.  A disturbed child’s use of a public event: Cotard’s syndrome in a ten-year-old.  Psychiatry (2000) 63(2): 208-213.

Allen, J., Pfefferbaum, B., Speed, L., Hammond, D. (1999).  Stressors, trauma and development. Handbook of Child Psychiatry and Allied Health Professionals.

Bill Hart, LCSW

Specializing in geriatric, adolescent, adult and family therapy, Bill Hart is accepting new patients for individual or family therapy, and many insurance plans.

Memberships and affiliations:

Vice President of Graduate Social Work Association, University of Oklahoma

Member of PI Alpha Beta Honors Society

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Experience:

September, 2013 - Present
Mental Health Therapist, Community PathwaysProviding mental health thera

Providing mental health therapy services to developmentally delayed adults.  Helping my clients to work through their problems and helping to find creative ways for them to work through their issues.  Addressing the clients needs at their level.  Respecting each individual for their unique talents, gifts and goals.  Empowering clients to find their own solutions to their issues by helping to guide them to attain their goals.


May, 2010 – September, 2013
Medical Social Worker, Deaconess Hospital

Completing psychosocial evaluations of all rehab patients to assess for family and community support.  Assisting families and patients with finding needed community resources to return our patients to the community.  Assisting patients and their families with locating resources for their follow up medical care including differing modalities of therapy, long term care, and medical follow up.  This medical follow up includes medical care for our un-funded patients.  I also act as the spokesman/ communications liaison for the rehab unit to facilitate communication between the treatment team and patients and their families.  I also facilitate the weekly inter-disciplinary treatment team meeting.  The treatment team consists of our Medical Director, our Program Director, our Lead Nurse, the Lead Physical Therapist, the Lead Occupational Therapist, and our Speech Therapist.


September, 2009 – March, 2010
Personal Chef, Office of Governor Brad Henry                                           

2009
Intern/Legislative Assistant, Oklahoma House of Representatives 

Tracked crucial changes to key legislative initiatives.Helped to resolve a wide array of issues facing the citizenry.Interacted with the constituents and aided representatives in understating their constituent’s views on particular legislation.Determined policy implications of proposed legislation.Attended various meetings in Representative Hoskin’s place, and relayed key information.Assisted representative in public outreach.


2008
Geriatric Social Worker, St. Anthony South Behavioral Medicine Center

Assisted with in-take of new clients.Performed Psychosocial examinations.Conducted group therapy sessions.Located placement for soon to be discharged patients.Aided discharged patients with follow-up care appointments.Referred clients to local education, social service, and health care agencies.

Education and licensure:

LCSW Licensure by the Oklahoma State Board in 2014, with a clinical specialty, following two years supervision.

5/07 - 5/09      MSW  University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma School of Social Work 

5/03 - 5/07      BA   University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

Suzanne Whittlesey

Specializing in employee assistance programs, psychotherapy with geriatric population and female supportive therapy, Suzanne has been practicing for more than 35 years.

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Certifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker in Oklahoma since 1980
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in Oklahoma since 1966

Special Interests:

  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Psychotherapy with Geriatric Population
  • Female Supportive Therapy 

Experience:

  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a Clinical Instructor since 1975
  • Associate Professor since 2000
  • 1995 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Gordon H. Deckert Award for Sustained Excellence in Departmental Educational Endeavors
  • 2014 Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1994 Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for OU Health Sciences Center campus
  • Committee service including Executive Committee, Education Council, Clinical Council and the Disaster Planning Committee,  Chair of  Drug/Alcohol Awareness Committee for OUHSC for 5 years, member of the Campus Campaign, and the Department of Psychiatry liaison to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority
  • Teaching expertise includes supervision of Child Psychiatry Fellows, General Psychiatry Residents and masters level social work practicum students. She has been discussion group leader for first year medical students on three topics, presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and to general residents at Griffin Memorial Hospital.
  • Community expertise in response to the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah building bombing, May 1999 tornado and 2005 Hurricane Katrina 

Education:

Masters of Social Work,  University of Oklahoma

Bachelors in Science, Nursing, San Francisco State University

Sandra F. Allen, Ph.D. 

Professor Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Allen is a licensed health service provider and works with children, adolescents and adults.

Special Interests

• Coping and Resilience in Children, Adolescents and Families 

Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents 

Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults 

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Experience:

Dr. Allen joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in July 1991. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and to Professor in 2004. She is a licensed health service provider and works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Allen has co-authored six mental health education manuals for Kindergarten through Fifth Grades. One of these manuals, Dealing With Feelings, was added to the Promising Programs List by the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1998. These mental health education programs have been implemented in classrooms in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for the past 25 years. 

Dr. Allen is the author of three coping and resilience manuals which have been published by the Terrorism and Disaster Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The first of these manuals, RCI-Child, is an enhancement of an interview implemented with 6500 children in classrooms in the Oklahoma City Public Schools following the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. RCI-Child has since been implemented with child and adolescent survivors of Hurrican Katrina and with children in a high-risk neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana with significant results. RCI-Child was added to SAMHSA’s Promising Programs List in 2011. Additional manuals are RCI-Family for use with families and RCI-Clinician for use in clinical settings. 

Dr. Allen has been a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) since 1991. She has served on the Board of Directors of OPA in 1992 as Secretary of Health Service Providers. 

As an educator and psychotherapist, Dr. Allen teaches and supervises Psychiatry and Psychology interns, residents, and fellows in the art of interviewing and evaluating children and their families. She leads seminars for trainees in the Department, focusing on play therapy techniques. She was awarded the Gordon Deckert Award for Sustained Excellence in Education in 2008. 

Education and licensure:

Doctorate in Philosophy, Counseling Psychology 
The University of Oklahoma 

Predoctoral Internship:
Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: 
Community Mental Health 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

 Certifications: 

• Health Services Provider, Oklahoma Psychological Association 
• National Register of Psychologists 
• American Psychological Association Counseling Psychology Organization 

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Contact

(405) 437-0014

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Location
1900 E 15th Street, Building 600, Suite C, Edmond, OK  73013