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Donna Hammontree is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (1998) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and operates Donna M. Hammontree, LCSW, LLC., a private practice she established in 2001.  She is currently licensed in Georgia and South Carolina.

Well-experienced, Donna is trained in working with all ages, individuals, and families.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy are theories she uses within the person-in-environment framework.

Donna has provided clinical social work and case management services in the following settings: medical both inpatient and outpatient, agency mental health, mobile crisis, regular/alternative/vocational education, and domestic violence shelters.

During her studies at San Jose State University — where she received her Master of Social Work degree – the focus was on Mexican-American studies and working with individuals within their families and communities. Together with having lived in six states across the country before settling in Savannah, she gained insights into a variety of cultures.

Donna’s accomplishments include serving on the Interfaith Addiction & Recovery Coalition in Savannah, the Refugee Services Committee on the Justice Committee at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Savannah State University Department of Social Work Advisory Council, and the Clinical Social Work Association as Past President.  She also developed the Childhood Cancer Family Support Fund in 2005 under the direction of Lawrence Frankel, MD, at Memorial University Medical Center; and she wrote Spry Sparrow:  From Drab to Fab, a children’s book that supports identifying cognitive distortions and changing them to healthier ways of thinking.

Donna M. Hammontree

Lanesha Nesbit, AB, joined Donna Hammontree LCSW, LLC, in 2015 to assist with verification of client medical coverage and benefits (including co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles), obtaining authorization, and doing medical billing and all insurance follow-up. She has an associate’s degree in Business and over 9 years of experience working in a medical office.

Lanesha Nesbit

Niki McNeely is a South Carolina native, who lives and works virtually from Upstate. Her experience includes accounting, office management, supply chain management, administrative assistance, and scheduling for mental health counseling offices. She has 3 sons, enjoys gardening, attends Church, and helps those in need. She also contracts with other companies to provide miscellaneous services.

Niki McNeely

Most importantly, Donna sincerely cares and strives to develop relationships with clients to support them in finding their way.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (adults and children)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Masters of Social Work
(San Jose State University, 1994)
Bachelors of Arts
(Carson-Newman College, 1981)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers
GA Association of Play Therapy
Association for Play Therapy

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