Elsie Hancock, MA

Psychotherapy with Adults

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers & They, Them, Theirs

I am extern at Portland Mental Health & Wellness working under the supervision of Laurel Fuson-Lang and Jon Frew, PhD.

I am a fourth year PsyD student and doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology. As a part of my training, I have completed a Master of Arts in clinical psychology and provided clinical services to individuals seeking a variety of changes in their lives.

I provide services for individuals who are navigating a wide variety of issues such as relationships, institutional betrayal, grief, (dis)abilities, identity-exploration, assistance with pursuing goals, minority stress, trauma, depression, dissociation, and other psychological distress or symptoms. I consider the individual context of the person and persistently strive to demonstrate cultural humility when I encounter novel experiences. I support folks in accomplishing a variety of outcomes –whether it’s gaining deeper insight into individual or relational psychological dynamics, or applying a strengths-based approach to a specific individual or relationship challenge.

I have several years of experience providing affirming therapy for queer, transgender, and nonbinary individuals. I implement a social justice approach to provide services to those who identify as neurodiverse or disabled. I draw from feminist, multicultural, and queer theories to support the evidence-based interventions I utilize. I have experience applying Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) interventions while utilizing an overall “relational” approach to therapy.

Targeted conversations about symptoms and interventions are useful for some individuals while a less structured therapeutic process may be of higher value to others. I want to collaborate with you to find the best fit for your wants and needs; sometimes doing so may involve referrals to supplementary or alternate providers. I coordinate with other providers on an individual’s care team to help provide more comprehensive support if this is of value to those I serve. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest!

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