MA/PhD Clinical Psychology, trauma & resilience studies, CIHS; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, English literature, Reed College; BA English literature, Scripps College


Individuals, Couples, Parents, Youth, Educators, Business Owners, Executives, Leaders, Teams


Coaching, Consulting, Training/Facilitation, Online Courses, Speaking, Retreats


Awareness, Emotional Regulation, Empathy, Communication Skills, Leadership Development, Personal Development, Anxiety and Stress Management, Growth Mindset, Holistic (mind, body, spirit), Employee Engagement, Self-image, Meditation, Self-esteem

Hope Phillips Umansky

Integrative Psychology and Healing; Psychology Consulting


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Having spent the last 15 years in higher education and a near decade in the CxO space leading one of the world’s most progressive educational
institutions, her expertise is in the intersection of how current news, American popular culture, and pivotal societal events inform and shape our personal and collective identities. Humanity is at a pinnacle moment. #pandemica ™ is a series that she offers about how the pandemic has specifically infected all of our institutions, including our self-concept and interactions with our communities, society, and globally. More than ever, this time has brought into stark relief how a lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as systemic inequalities, injustices, and discrimination, critically affect our individual & collective lives.

There is a fluid interaction between current events and our interpersonal and outer-personal reactions that affect society and the zeitgeist. We are in a reciprocal, dynamic relationship with the media and current events. Without integration of the new realities, as a psychological consultant with an expertise in American culture, my emphasis as a media expert is in speaking and leading compassionately and consciously, while exploring how our lives, individually and collectively, interact within larger institutions, such as government, healthcare, & education, to name a few, with the goal of creating a more kind-hearted and equitable society. We need to lay bare certain truths, face certain realities, if we are to move forward as a literally and figuratively sustainable world.

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two healing approaches should be either. Below is an overview of my process it coming up with an individualized plan to help achieve your health goals. Plans may include some of the following services. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but includes many types of approaches which Dr. Hope and clients have a record of success. I have 14 certificates in alternative and complementary healing practice, in addition to a MA and PhD in clinical psychology, specializing in overcoming trauma and trauma responses.