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Dr. Elissa Hurand | Licensed Therapist


Welcome to my corner of healing and growth. I'm Dr. Elissa Hurand, a psychotherapist on a journey of soulful exploration, resilience, and transformation. From my early years, I've felt a profound calling to heal, nurture, and guide others through their own paths of self-discovery and empowerment. 

My personal journey has been marked by resilience and a deep longing for spiritual connection. During adolescence, I confronted the shadows of anxiety and depression that ultimately led me to a therapeutic boarding school. That experience was also turbulent and later in young adulthood led me to uncover the seeds of my own healing discovering the transformative power of self-awareness and introspection.

Fueled by a desire to understand the human psyche and facilitate healing, I embarked on a journey of academic and experiential learning. I obtained my MA and PhD in psychology, immersing myself in the complexities of the mind, spirit, and human experience. Along the way, I pursued extensive training in various modalities including shamanism, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga including directing several teacher training programs. 

My approach to healing is rooted in compassion, empathy, and authenticity. Drawing from my own journey and professional expertise, I create a safe and nurturing space for individuals to explore their inner landscape, confront their shadows, and embrace the fullness of their being. My journey has taught me that healing is not a destination but a lifelong process of growth, discovery, and integration. 

Today, I am honored to walk alongside individuals as they embark on their own paths of healing, empowerment, and self-discovery. I have witnessed the profound capacity of the human spirit to heal, grow, and transcend limitations. Thank you for allowing me to share a glimpse of my life experience with you.


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.

DBT Trained

Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) by Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.

Certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

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