Dr. Hillary Henize is a postdoctoral associate who brings a wealth of experience working with teens and adults with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders to her work at the clinic. She holds a Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology from Spalding University (Louisville, KY) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from Centre College (Danville, KY). In addition to her work with OCD and anxiety, Hillary has experience treating individuals with eating disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders, ADHD, substance use, and severe mental illness. She has specialized training in exposure and response prevention, interoceptive exposure, trauma-focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, family-based therapy for eating disorders, and Gottman Method couples therapy (level one). Dr. Henize is passionate about providing evidence-based practice. Her therapeutic approach is heavily rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which integrates a mindfulness-based perspective with traditional CBT.
Above all else, Hillary strives to maintain a sense of compassion and openness in all of her work. She works to create an atmosphere of respect and empowerment for individuals of all statuses, affiliations, and backgrounds. Hillary believes that success in therapy begins with creating a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship. She tells all of her clients, “You’re in the driver’s seat, I’m just the navigator,” as a reminder that they always have the power to move at their own pace.
Aside from her clinical work, Hillary is an aspiring artist and certified Bikram-style yoga instructor. She loves spending time with her Beagle mix named Lucie!