Todd S. Hilmes, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma & PTSD
Our lives can be challenging. We are constantly busy with children, family, and jobs. We invest in caring for those we love and one day we realize we have been neglecting our own wellbeing. It may be seen in one or more forms: emotional pain, low self-esteem, or a simple unhappiness with life. Where do we turn?
I am a licensed psychologist who finds developing a collaborative relationship with my clients while pursuing change an extremely rewarding aspect of my work. By blending my clients' goals and my professional training, I work collectively with them to help him or her overcome whatever difficulties he or she may be having. In order to create a safe place for change to occur, I approach my clients non-judgmentally, from a place of respect and validation.
My primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),meaning I believe there is often a connection between our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I welcome the opportunity for my clients to incorporate their spiritual selves into our work together. I also believe it is important to empower my clients and teach them specific skills they can use outside the therapy room, where the majority of change occurs.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Western Washington University and Graduate studies at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. I have experience treating a variety of issues including stress management, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, and relationship issues. My background is working with adolescents, adults, and couples in community, medical, and behavioral health clinics. I have also trained in the Veterans Administration (VA) System where my work with Veterans has largely focused on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, I worked within the VA Primary Care clinic where I treated Veterans on a short-term basis.
Office hours: Saturdays 7am-7pm
Contact by phone/voicemail (preferred)anytime: 808-352-0613
Currently accepting HMSA, UHA, & HMAA