Dr. Hemmy is a licensed clinical health psychologist in the states of California, Maryland, and Ohio She has provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy since 2007. Dr. Hemmy is equipped to help you navigate various life challenges like interpersonal conflicts, depressive and anxiety symptoms, chronic health conditions, and problematic substance use.
Dr. Hemmy completed her dual doctorates in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and Public Health, Preventive Care (DrPH) from Loma Linda University. She also has a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. After earning her degrees and completing her internship at the Cincinnati VAMC, she received additional postdoctoral training at the Washington DC VAMC, where she later worked as an integrated health psychologist. Dr. Hemmy has extensive experience in health psychology, substance use disorder, and providing clinical supervision.
Dr. Hemmy is currently managing a substance use disorder program that helps veterans struggling with problematic substance use, chronic health conditions, and co-morbid mental health diagnoses. She also serves as the National Coordinator for the HIV and Liver Disease Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. If you are a veteran, Dr. Hemmy will provide information on how you can obtain mental health treatment through the VA.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Doctor of Public Health, Preventive Care (DrPH)
Loma Linda University
Master of Science (MS)
Clinical Counseling Psychology
California State University,
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
University of California, Berkeley
Miller, S., Hemmy Asamsama, O., Silvestri, M., Krondilou, K., & Bonanno, C. (2020). Commentary on smoking-related violence in a mental health setting following the implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free policy: A content analysis of incident reports (Spaducci et al, 2019). International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/inm.12731
Nelson, R. B., Hemmy Asamsama, O., Jimerson, S., & Lam, S.F. (2020). Dimensions of Student Wellness Contributing to Student Engagement at School. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Educational Research.
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Miller, S., Silvestri, M., Krondilou, K., & Bonanno, C. (2019). Impact of a tobacco and recreational nicotine-free policy on programmatic and patient-level outcomes within a residential substance use disorder treatment program. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 109, 44-49.
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Squires, L. E., Tessema, A, Hall, K., Williams, R., & Benator, B. (2017). HIV Nurse Navigation: Charting the course to improve retention in care and HIV virologic suppression. Journal of the International Association of providers of AIDS Care, 16(6) 603-607. doi: 10.1177/2325957417732835
Paper to be a part of the CDC's Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Behavioral Interventions
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Mayo, D., Stillman, J., Mathews, C., Schnorr, D., & Nelson, B. (2016). Predictors of high school students’ performance and college readiness. Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, 5 (1), 1-11.
Hemmy Asamsama, O.,Dickstein, B., & Chard, K. (2015). Do scores on the Beck Depression Inventory-II predict outcome in Cognitive Processing Therapy? Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000034
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Lee, J. W., Morton, K. R., & Tonstad, S. (2015). Bidirectional longitudinal study of type 2 diabetes and depression symptoms in Black and White church going adults.Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 14(25). doi: 10.1186/s40200-015-0150-5
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Lee, J. W., Morton, K. R., & Tonstad, S. (2014). Validity of type 2 diabetes self-reports among Black and White church going adults. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 4(12), 286-293.
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Huang, L., Nelson, B., Chen, C., Huang, L., Kwon, & Kadoma, N. (2014). A multicountry study of cross-cultural differences in psychological wellness of adolescents. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2(1), 64-70.doi: 10.1080/21683603.2013.855153
Hemmy Asamsama, O., Nelson, R. B., Dudley, W., & Nelson, D. (2011). Adaptability. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development (Vol. 3, pp. 29-31). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.
Motivational Interviewing Workshop, August 2016
Motivational Interviewing with Jonathan L. Steinberg, PhD
(MINT member), Spring 2014
Cognitive Processing Therapy (evidenced based trauma treatment) with Jennifer Lewis, PhD (National Trainer), 2013 – 2014.
CPT certified provider
Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles with
Bob and Rita Resnick, PhDs, 2012 – 2013
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Symposium with
Marsha Linehan, PhD, March 2011
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