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"I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become"

-Carl Jung


Personal Statement

     My name is Elissa Hurand. I have been called in my life to help people and to be of service, which has taken the form of becoming a psychotherapist. Working with individuals, I have witnessed a great deal of suffering. This suffering often comes from looking outside of oneself for self-esteem instead of feeling an internal sense of calm, connectedness and peace. People often reach out to me when they are in a soul-crisis, presenting with anxiety, depression and relationship distress. Symptoms like these indicate inner conflict and present an opportunity to look within and begin the process of inner healing for lasting real change.


Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Gonzaga, M.A. in Clinical Counseling
Carroll College, B.A. in Environmental Studies

Professional Training

Masterson Institute trained- specializing in attachment, neurobiology and personality disorders.


EMDR certified

Certificate of Completion in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Beginning Level I-III.

Certificate of Completion in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Immersion course.
Completion of DBT Intensive 8-week certificate course.
Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) by Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.

Certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.


I am a licensed PhD psychotherapist providing counseling services for individuals struggling with:​

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Depression 

  • Perinatal and prenatal therapy 

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Grief and loss

  • Life transitions

  • Self-esteem

  • Relationship issues

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