As a life-long scholar-practitioner, I enjoy both teaching and practicing counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have been in practice since 2016 and have expertise in women’s issues, issues with marginalization, and sexuality. I do a lot of work with couples and individuals.

Treatment Approach

I am psychodynamically oriented and practice pattern-identifying techniques such as Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapies. I am greatly moved by the theories of Carl Jung with regard to individuation, dreams, shadow work, and synchronicity.
I am also familiar with Solution Focused and Positive Psychology. I am committed to anti-oppressive practice, freedom from judgment or marginalization and, empowerment.

Education & Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy – General Psychology – Walden University (2016 – 2020) In progress
  • Master of Counselling Psychology – Athabasca University (2012- April 2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Women’s Studies Major – Athabasca University (2004-2010)
  • Psi-Chi – International Honors Society in the study of Psychology. 
  • Publications

  • Hillier, K. (2017). Using Psychodynamic Approaches with Voluntarily Childless Couples: A Literature Review. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Online)51(2), 114.

  • Hillier, K. (2017). Counselling Diverse Groups: Addressing Counsellor Bias toward the BDSM and D/S Subculture. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy/ Revue canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie, (article accepted for publication, in final edits).