Russell Hancock, PhD

  • Psychologist
  • Psychology
Russell Hancock, PhD
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Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats All Ages


Practicing Specialties

  • Psychology

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders


  • English


Russell Hancock is a licensed psychological associate who holds a doctoral degree. He is an outpatient psychotherapist for Atrium Health Behavioral Health Charlotte, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center. He specializes in working with adults who have a range of mental health diagnoses and provides interpersonal, couples and marital counseling. Hancock performs criminal and civil forensic evaluations, primarily for adults. His focus areas include sex offender evaluations, evaluations pertaining to legal questions about an individual’s competence or mental health and parenting capacity evaluations. These are in collaboration with the Forensic Evaluations Unit of Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, NC, as well as the Mecklenburg County Public Defender and private attorneys.

Hancock is a member of the forensic team at Atrium Health. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association and the Mecklenburg County Psychological Association. He also provides private practice evaluations and is an examiner for Disability Determination Services in Raleigh, NC.

He has worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of unique clinical settings, including community mental health and forensic settings. These include prominent trial consulting firms, the United States Penitentiary Leavenworth and a doctoral internship at the Patuxent Institution. He was the transition coordinator for the Maryland Transition Offender’s Program (MTOP) through the University of Maryland Department of Justice.

Hancock received an undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, a master’s degree at Loyola University of Chicago and a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky, where his concentration was forensic services and jury consultation.


Professional Education

  • The University of Kentucky


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