ABOUT CHRISTINE HILTON

Hi, I’m Christine Hilton – a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience providing crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and coping skills coaching to individuals, families, and groups. With my expertise in mental health and well-being, I can help you grow by overcoming challenges in life, improving relationships with others, and increasing your self-confidence. I believe there is no shame in asking for help to improve your current circumstances. In fact, getting help takes a tremendous amount of courage. I want to help you get rid of those obstacles that keep you from achieving your life goals.

As an experienced psychotherapist, I leverage evidence-based approaches to get results for my clients. I want to understand your issues, foster a safe therapeutic environment, and assist you in becoming the best version of yourself. I am dedicated to helping my clients find hope, make lasting changes, and learn how to live their life to the fullest.

I am available to provide teletherapy services to individuals aged 17 and above, throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. I look forward to talking with you, helping you understand the challenges you are facing, and teaching you the tools to make things better!

Education & Experience

My mental health training and wellness experience is extensive. Over the last 2 decades, I have treated people with a wide range of mental health conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, post-partum depression, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. It has been my honor to be there with others to help them through their darkest hours. From a young age I witnessed the transformation of important people in my life helped by mental health professionals. This experience lead me toward the path of helping others. I began my journey obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Michigan State University. During these formative undergraduate college years, I began my own psychotherapy journey. Next, I completed a Master’s in Social Work with a mental health concentration at Wayne State University.

In my career, I have been fortunate to be trained by esteemed colleagues in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing in a Metro Detroit health care system that stresses excellence in care. I have provided therapy and crisis intervention in all levels of care — inpatient psychiatric units, partial hospital programs, emergency departments, employee assistance programs, and an outpatient substance abuse clinic. Some of the highlights of my career include helping suicidal individuals find hope and healing, facilitating support sessions for front line employees during the height of the pandemic, and leading a program that received “Program of the Year” recognition by a national organization. I have played a key role in developing wellness programming for healthcare employees and have represented suicide prevention initiatives. I have been extensively trained by Marsha Linehan’s organization Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment designed to reduce self-harming and destructive behaviors. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also moonlighted as a fitness and yoga instructor certified through the American Fitness Association of America.

I am a strong advocate for mental health awareness in the community and have volunteered as a crisis counselor and presented at local suicide prevention conferences.

Additionally, I am a fitness enthusiast that stresses the need for maintaining good physical health and life balance. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and try to live my life in the present moment.

Expertise

  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Managing Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders (including Post-Partum)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Managing Parenting Challenges (all stages)
  • Assistance with Navigating the Mental Health System
  • Coping with Mental Health Issues of a Loved One
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Coaching
  • LQBTQ+ friendly treatment

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Licensed Masters Level Social Worker in the state of Michigan
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (intensively trained by Behavioral Tech, LLC)
  • Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare member
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Assist Training (ASIST)
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Chippewa Valley Sex Education Advisory Board
  • Michigan State University alumni
  • Wayne State University alumni

WHAT MY ClientS HAVE TO SAY

Some of my clients or referral sources have kindly written a review of my services which can give you an idea of what you could achieve when you connect with me:

“I wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate the incredible work you do for those I send to you. My patients have provided glowing feedback using words such as “wonderful” “nurturing,” “supportive” and “welcoming” to describe their interactions and the care provided.

  • -Local Nurse Practitoner Kim Tocco, N.P.

    Provider

“I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the work you do to change the lives of others. Before treatment I was living a very negative lifestyle full of impulsive decisions. During my time in therapy I have learned so many valuable life skills . The Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills have taught me a reason to go on living and that I can have a good life.”

  • Andrea L

    Client

“ I came in desperate and broken and leaving illuminated with optimism. You have restored my courage. Thank you.”

  • Lashonda S

    Client

“Thanks so much for all your help and support. I’ve learned a lot of coping skills. I am doing so much better than when I first started treatment.”

  • Marshall M.

    Client

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help. Please tell everyone that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is life changing and life saving!

  • Mary T

    Client

“Christine Hilton is extremely caring, competent and compassionate. She has an extremely solid foundation as a clinician. Christine is an expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has facilitated group sessions for decades. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a therapist.”

  • Local therapist and wellness retreat facilitator Marla Ruhana, LMSW

    Provider

* To protect privacy actual client names have been changed.

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