Dr. Kimberly Hillman, PsyD
Post-Doctoral Psychologist Resident
Supervised by: Tara Sanderson, PsyD, MBA
I help kids, teens, and young adults whose emotions seem overwhelming, whose behaviors feel out of control, or who can't seem to feel happy or live the life they want to.
A little about me.
I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with the situations they are in and the resources they have. Despite this, it can still feel like things need to be different or that your current situation is overwhelming. I believe that you have already taken the first step by reaching out to providers or looking for services, and that it is my role to help guide you in next steps. Whether you are brand new to therapy or have had previous experiences (good or bad), I will meet you where you are at. In our work together, I aim to create a safe, genuine, and collaborative relationship with you or your child.
I believe that no two people benefit from the exact same treatment; as such, I will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs. I work from an attachment- and developmental- lens and believe that most healing comes from repairing old wounds, learning new skills to avoid ongoing conflicts, and/or planning for how to live more authentically. I can be a fellow traveler alongside your journey and listen to your story, we can work together like fellow scientists - role playing possible conversations to have with friends/family/schoolmates/coworkers, trying out different tools to feel calm or more in tune with yourself, or we can talk about how our brains work and why we feel the things that we do.
I use an integrative approach using primarily Gestalt and Humanistic principles while utilizing somatic and mindfulness principles, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), through a systemic lens that takes into account a person's family, communities, race, ethicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual beliefs and other factors. Regardless of the treatment that we land on, I strive to be trauma-informed in my work with you or your child. Currently I am only providing services virtually through telehealth. I am happy to provide free 15-minute phone consultations to you to see if I am a good fit for your needs, or to try to find referral resources that would be.
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in 2021, specializing in children, adolescents, and their families. Prior to that, I earned my terminal Master's degree from Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology in 2016, specializing in children and adolescents. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Linfield College in 2012. My training has focused primarily on children, adolescents and their family and school, medical, and community systems around them.
I have worked as a therapist and consultant to teachers and staff within several school districts, alongside medical providers in primary care providing both consultation and working directly with patients, and with families and caregivers who have involvement with DHS and child protective services. I am well-versed in therapy, assessment, diagnostic clarification, psychoeducation, and consultation among team members throughout my work in these different settings.
In my free time, I love to garden, have dinner parties with friends, or try out new recipes.