407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Heidi Hillman

Heidi Hillman PhD, BCBA-D, LMHC

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctorate
  • ESA Certified School Counselor

Population Specialty

  • Tweens (11-14)
  • Adolescents (15-18)
  • Young adults (18-28)

Treatment Specialty

  • Teens with Anxiety
  • Autism and Family Connections or Transitions
  • Peer and School Relationships

Specialty Training

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Compassion Focused Therapy

Population Ally

  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

About Dr. Hillman

Dr. Hillman earned a PhD in Behavioral Psychology from University of Kansas, a masters degree in Developmental Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor and has earned designation as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst -Doctorate (#1-03-1086). She is also a ESA Certified School Counselor in Washington State (#457228E.)

Dr. Hillman specializes in working with teens and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, stress or difficulty going through a transition. She builds a relationship with her clients through humor, genuine listening, hearing her client's stories about what it is like to be in their shoes.

Dr. Hillman's areas of specialty are:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues

A Message from Dr. Hillman

My background is a blend of behavior analysis, clinical psychology, and compassion-focused therapy. I have over 10 years of counseling experience working with children, teens, and young adults. More specifically, working with autistics and their families as well as working with teens who are experiencing stress and anxiety. My aim, helping my clients be kinder towards themselves (self-compassion), developing effective coping strategies, and enhance a sense of well-being and happiness. By learning how to cope with difficult emotions, such as anxiety and sadness, it can become easier for people to manage those emotions in the future.

My therapeutic approach involves Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy with a splash of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to being a licensed mental health therapist I am also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), which allows me to use a behavioral approach when working on the development of coping skills.

My goal is to bear any resources I can to help you, or your child, move closer to the life you were created for. To help you live an authentic, compassion-focused life. Therapy should be individualized as you are, so you are getting what you need out of the process.