Hillary graduated from Hope College and received her Bachelor’s of Arts in psychology and neuroscience. She then continued to earn her Master’s of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota. Hillary completed her one-year pre-doctoral residency through Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. She will be awarded her PhD in August 2022 from the University of North Dakota.
Hillary has received training in psychotherapy and psychological testing at community mental health centers, private practice, and within a primary care setting. She has mindfully sought experience in psychological testing and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. Hillary has a passion for the treatment of anxiety and also risk-taking behaviors, including self-harm. She enjoys the flexibility of her generalist training; however, her passion is working with children and adolescents. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment/life transition issues, trauma, and personality issues.
Hillary has an integrative therapeutic approach. With younger children she promotes therapeutic engagement through a developmentally appropriate hands-on approach. Her training has focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and dialectic behavioral therapy. Hillary focuses on examining all layers of individuals and their environment to provide personalized conceptualizations and treatment.