Therapy Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Diversity and Cultural Identity
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma
  • Work and Career
  • Women’s Issues

Dr. Hillman has studied how to improve the effectiveness of therapy by analyzing client-therapist alliance and has taught courses on therapy skills, mental health advocacy, and the science of happiness. He is a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Society for Counseling Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Justin Hillman

Psychology Associate    |    Postdoctoral Fellow

For you, my primary objective is to create an environment where you feel secure and at ease, allowing you to delve deep into your perceptions of yourself, others, and the world.

Through our collaboration, you’ll achieve greater self-acceptance, cultivate stronger relationships, and feel equipped to continue self-improvement even after our sessions conclude.

Therapy is about your unique life story, finding its significance, and charting the course ahead.

Justin Hillman, Ph.D. Therapist DC

Everyone has a distinct story that shapes their identity. My role is to assist you in articulating that story, deriving meaning from it, and determining its next chapters.

Therapy encourages us to recognize our strengths and accept our limitations. If you feel trapped and are eager to decipher the recurring patterns that have led you there, I am here to guide, support, and understand.

I believe healing and growth are fostered in relationships where one feels genuinely seen and understood, recognizing the transformation that therapy can create. It’s an honor to accompany my clients on such transformative journeys.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts