HILLARY DEVLIN, PHD
Dr. Hillary Devlin is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of Flatiron CBT. She specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, and other life difficulties with cognitive behavioral treatments. Dr. Devlin earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. She then completed her clinical internship 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.
She has received extensive training in various empirically-supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) with particular focus towards mindfulness-based CBT approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She uses these approaches to help people uncover new ways to better navigate anxiety, low mood, and other difficulties (e.g., life transitions, self-doubt, low motivation, perfectionism) with more flexibility, awareness, self-compassion, and purpose. She has specific expertise in treating OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Dr. Devlin currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology (Yeshiva University), where she provides supervision for doctoral students in the Adult Clinical program. In addition to her training as a clinician and supervisor, 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. She has taught courses on Human Emotion to undergraduates at Yale University. 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'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.