“I have been the patient who has felt helpless, hopeless, and alone, and I don't want anyone else to have to walk that journey without support.”
Elise Bascom, Ph.D., works with patients of our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine providers in the Asbury Building in Corvallis to help patients with behavioral health issues that are affecting their overall health.
Language(s) - English
Experience enduring chronic illnesses since she was a child contributed to Dr. Elise Bascom wanting to help others with counseling psychology. “This is the passion that drives me because I know how overwhelming some of these issues can be without the ability to process how it is impacting your sense of identity.”
Dr. Bascom utilizes an approach rooted in biopsychosocial-spiritual theory, wherein the entirety of a patient is considered relevant to their health and well-being. “Helping patients realize the connection between mind and body, and how to nurture both within a non-judgmental space, has been so rewarding and inspiring to me.”
Believing collaboration is essential, Dr. Bascom wants her patients to have a voice in their care, working with her to tailor strategies for their particular needs. “My ultimate goal is to empower my patients to see that they have so much strength and so many tools they may already be using to help cope with the struggles in their life.” She also provides psychoeducation and techniques to improve the quality of life and overall functioning.
Outside of her work, Dr. Bascom seeks refuge in crocheting, artistic endeavors, walking, hiking, swimming, expressive writing, and is a self-professed movie and TV person.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, CO, 2018; MS, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, CO, 2016; BS, Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2010
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Slutske, W.S., Bascom, E.N., Meier, M.H., Martin, N.G., & Medland, S. (2010). Sensation seeking in opposite-sex versus same-sex female twins: Hormone transfer or sibling imitation? Behavior Genetics. doi 10.1007/s10519-010-9416-3