Dr. Megan Hancock
If Megan could only eat one meal for the rest of her life it would be ice cream. Ice cream is a meal right?
Her favourite vacation was to Iceland.
If she wasn't a psychologist, Megan would be delivering babies as a midwife.
Her biggest fear is being bitten by a tic.
Her favourite television show is Seinfeld.
Dr. Megan Hancock
Dr. Megan Hancock is a coach at MindFit and a registered clinical psychologist in the Province of Ontario. Dr. Hancock is registered to provide services to children, adolescents, and families with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).
Training/Work Experience: After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Hancock completed a 1-year Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Hancock has worked in a wide variety of settings including outpatient mental health programs, schools, and pediatric inpatient and outpatient medical clinics. She has consulted to medical professionals, schools, and other mental health providers and provided training and supervision to psychology students and residents. Dr. Hancock has developed and implemented a variety of treatment programs in hospital and community mental health settings. She has worked with hundreds of youth and their families to improve functioning, family relationships, to reduce psychopathology, and improve overall well-being.
Presenting Concerns: Dr. Hancock specializes in anxiety, trauma, and challenges with behaviour and emotion regulation. She is passionate about working with parents on enhancing parenting practices (e.g., validation, rewards/consequences) and the parent-child relationship, as well as on developing a deeper understanding of child development and behavioural or emotional difficulties. Moreover, Dr. Hancock has significant expertise in helping individuals with:
- Low mood/depression
- Grief and loss
- Neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., ADHD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Chronic health conditions, chronic pain, and somatic symptoms (e.g., functional abdominal pain)
- Relationship and family difficulties and other general life stressors
Approach: Dr. Hancock’s approach is collaborative and focuses on building trusting relationships with the children and adolescents she works with to develop self-understanding and skills to meet their goals. She uses evidence based treatments and personalizes strategies to make therapeutic material meaningful for youth. Dr. Hancock’s clinical practice integrates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), trauma-focused therapies, mindfulness, and attachment frameworks.
Outside of MindFit: Outside of work, Dr. Hancock loves trail running, drinking coffee, and fostering a love for the outdoors and reading with her two daughters.