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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. An author of the children’s book “Spry Sparrow: From Drab to Fab!“ and a writing contributor to Child Therapy Toys and ChildsWork, Donna is an active speaker on a variety of topics, including Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Using a Psychosocial Approach and on Working with Aggressive Children.

During her studies at San Jose State University — where she received her Masters 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 to a variety of cultures.

Donna’s accomplishments include serving on the Savannah State University Department of Social Work Advisory Council, serving in the past as President of the Clinical Social Work Association, and developing the Childhood Cancer Family Support Fund in 2005 under the direction of Lawrence Frankel, MD, at Memorial University Medical Center. Donna has also 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.

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 Associates 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.

Niki McNeely
Donna helps people of all ages with a variety of issues:
  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Trauma.
  • Family Needs, including Parenting.
  • Relationship Concerns.
  • Life Transitions; Going to College, Empty Nest, Growing Older.
  • Acute & Chronic Illness.
  • Educational & Occupational Matters.
  • Acute Crisis.
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

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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