ABOUT DR. HILLARY DEVLIN
Dr. Hillary Devlin specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, depression, and other difficulties with cognitive behavioral treatments. Dr. Devlin earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yale University and completed her clinical internship training at the University of Washington School of Medicine, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Reeds Center for anxiety, OCD, and related disorders in Manhattan. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children across various settings, including private practice, outpatient primary care clinics, and inpatient medical and rehabilitation units.
She has received extensive training in various empirically-supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Her clinical internship was housed within the Behavioral Medicine track at the University of Washington, where she worked with patients experiencing mood and anxiety disorders who were simultaneously coping with traumatic injuries or chronic medical conditions.
In addition to her training as a clinician, Dr. Devlin has been involved in research and teaching, and these experiences continue to inform her work with patients. The primary focus of her research has been on human emotion and empathy, and her work has been published in academic journals and featured on news outlets, including Forbes Magazine and New York Magazine. Her doctoral dissertation focused on empathic positive emotion (i.e., the experience of sharing in others’ happiness) and its impact on self-perceptions and prosocial behavior.
Dr. Devlin has also taught courses on Human Emotion to undergraduates at Yale University. She has provided supervision to other clinicians during her time as a Clinical Fellow at Yale University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Reeds Center. She currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology within Yeshiva University, where she provides supervision for doctoral students in their Adult Clinical program.
Dr. Devlin's interest in emotion and empathy remains a cornerstone of her clinical work. In approaching her work with patients, she aims to bring curiosity, flexibility, and openness, and to help them better understand and respond to their emotions, and connect with their sense of empathy and compassion towards themselves and others. Both personally and professionally, Dr. Devlin is also interested in mindfulness meditation (e.g., vipassana and metta). She has received instruction/teaching in this area and has completed silent retreats to deepen her practice.