My Approach to Helping
Hello, I am happy to meet you. My name is Jennifer Hancock, I am a Licensed Master of Social Work or LMSW. I earned my Master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University in 2020. My internship was with the Assertive Clinical Treatment (ACT) team, located within the Department of Health and Welfare, in Caldwell, Idaho. This internship gave me the opportunity to work alongside fellow social workers and other mental health professionals in assessing and maintaining the safety and comfort of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. I am passionate about providing therapeutic support to those in our LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who need a little extra help when life gets a little rough.
We are all human, first. We will make mistakes, and we sometimes don’t treat one another or ourselves with respect and dignity. I am passionate about helping people build empowerment and love within themselves and learn how to treat themselves with grace when mistakes are made. I am trained in the Gottman Method, Level I for marriage and couples counseling. I utilize holistic methods of therapy: mindfulness, mapping the nervous system, guided meditations, to assist clients with emotional regulation and trauma work. Alongside these methods, I also enjoy sharing the therapeutic qualities of movement and nature through walk-and-talk therapy. When the weather permits, and if you’re willing, I’d like to take you on a small walk during session. I also bring my English Setter, Annie, to work with me every day. Annie is well trained and is great at offering emotional support as my co-therapist.
My goals are to help you unpack the past, develop your present self authentically, and give hope to your future self. You are priceless; there will never be another you in all the history of mankind and the universe. You are unique, and worth the effort you place in your mental health treatment.