Jesse Hamlin, M.A.
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Relational concerns, complex trauma and personality work, issues related to sexual/gender identity, mood disorders
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I approach therapy from a relational, cultural, interpersonal lens that utilizes the therapeutic relationship itself as the primary vessel for healing. I work with clients to identify patterns of emotional functioning as they are expressed within their relationships, place these patterns within historical and cultural contexts, and creatively collaborate on adaptive ways to facilitate the change that clients are seeking. I believe that the more we can build awareness, acceptance, and love for our truest and most authentic selves, the more creative and adaptive we can be in handling emotional and interpersonal distress and achieving positive change.
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M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Pacific University | 2021
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I was born and raised in the high deserts of Yakima, WA. After a few years of working on farms and ranches, I noticed many of the most rewarding parts of my work and life were my opportunities to connect with many different kinds of people, build relationships, and help others through distressing times. I then moved to the beautiful urban forest of Portland, OR where I began studying psychology and working in nonprofit and community mental health settings. Presently, I am completing my doctoral training in clinical psychology at Pacific University and working as a doctoral intern at UIC in Chicago. Outside of psychology, I love opportunities to explore, make art, be silly, and connect with my community.