Denica Hill Practicum Student
Denica has master’s degrees in forensic psychology from George Washington University and clinical psychology from Pacific University, where she is currently pursuing her PsyD is clinical psychology. She has completed training with Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic in Hillsboro, the Children’s Farm Home, Portland DBT Institute, Providence Portland, and worked at the Parry Center for Children. Denica has diverse experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma and complex mental health issues. Denica’s clinical interests include depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, personality disorders, and externalizing behaviors. Denica is under the supervision of Grand Hart, PsyD.
Denica employs Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with the Social Ecological Model. She considers an individual’s differences and the complex environmental and systemic factors that influence their current needs and difficulties. Denica firmly believes clients are doing the best they can in their current circumstances and want to improve. Denica works in a nonjudgmental fashion to meet clients where they are at to balance acceptance and change in order to make steps towards a life worth living. Denica also has training in and enjoys utilizing mindfulness based interventions.
Interests include true crime podcasts, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gardening, and traveling.
6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Bipolar Disorder , Depression, Stress Management, DBT, Trauma, Anger Management