MADISON SQUARE PARK CBT

Dr. Hillary Devlin | 928 Broadway, Suite 1100 | New York, NY, 10010 

Phone: (646) 783-9625 | Email: hillary.devlin@gmail.com

Who do you work with?

I have expertise and intensive training in the latest evidence-based treatments for adults and adolescents struggling with:

  • ANXIETY & OCD SPECTRUM DISORDERS

    • Generalized anxiety disorder

    • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    • Social anxiety

    • Panic disorder and agoraphobia

    • Body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., skin picking; hair pulling)

    • Body dysmorphic disorder

  • COPING WITH LIFE DIFFICULTIES / PROMOTING LIFE ENHANCEMENT

    • Adjustment to life transitions (e.g., career changes; breakups/divorce)

    • Perfectionism, self-doubt, low self-esteem

    • Relationship difficulties

    • Insomnia

    • Issues with motivation and behavior change

    • Coaching for enhancement of well-being, personal growth, and optimization of functioning

    • Adjustment to traumatic injury or chronic medical conditions

  • MOOD DISORDERS

    • Depression

 

In addition to my areas of specialization listed above, I also have training and clinical experience in the treatment of eating disorders, PTSD and trauma, specific phobias, bipolar disorder, ADHD, chronic pain, tics, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, and psychosis. 

 

What is your approach?

I deliver evidence-based treatments while flexibly tailoring their use to the individual, with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) being my two primary modes of therapy. When appropriate, I incorporate my training in Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and other compassion- and mindfulness-based approaches. Visit the 'About Therapy' section to learn more about my approach to treatment.

How long does therapy last?

This depends on the needs of the client. The therapy I do is goal-directed with regular check-ins on progress towards those goals. We typically meet once per week for 50-minute sessions, although frequency and duration of sessions may vary as needed. When we meet for our initial consultation, we can discuss an estimated duration of treatment. 

 

In some cases, people may need a short-term course of therapy to learn a concrete set of tools to enhance their functioning (for example, someone is hoping to learn some skills to manage low-level worry and lack of motivation that has started to interfere with achieving their full potential in school, work, or relationships). A clear, targeted goal like this can often be achieved over the course of 4-6 months to a year, if the person regularly attends therapy and puts the skills into practice outside of session.

 

In other cases, people may seek more intensive or longer-term treatment to address an anxiety and mood disorder that is significantly impairing their daily functioning, or there is a more complex constellation of issues to target. In these cases, therapy may be a longer-term process; however, we will still work with a clear set of goals and direction.

 

Over time, some clients may start to space out sessions to every other week or once per month as they become more comfortable and able to practice the skills independently. My hope for my clients is that, over time, they learn tools to help them begin to act as their own therapist, so that they ultimately no longer need me. I believe that having clear goals established, regularly assessing progress towards those goals, and using evidence-based treatments are all helpful in achieving this outcome. 

 

What is expected of the client in therapy?

The type of therapy I practice is highly collaborative, meaning that we work as a team. I am here to help you increase awareness, learn new ways to relate to difficult thoughts and feelings, and take actions to move towards what matters to you. In this process, I strongly believe that you are the expert on your own experience, and I have a great deal to learn from you as well. Your role in the therapy will be critical to its success. While you will likely derive some value from our weekly meetings alone, the people who benefit the most from CBT and ACT are those who take the skills and practice them regularly in their daily life. Much like learning a new language or instrument, regular practice and consistent use of the skills is essential for mastery, and therapy is much the same. If you experience difficulties in bringing our therapy practices into your daily life, we can work together to address obstacles or motivational issues that get in the way. 

 

Where are you located?

My office is located in the heart of the Flatiron district of Manhattan at 928 Broadway between 21st and 22nd St. I am housed within Suite 1100 on the 11th floor. My office is easily accessible to the R/W, F/M, 1 and 6 subway lines, as well as the PATH train and several NYC bus lines, all within a short walk. It is a 10 minute walk from Union Square Station and a 15 minute walk from Penn Station in Midtown. 

 

Do you take insurance?

I am not currently in network with any insurance providers; however, many of my clients receive some reimbursement for sessions through their out-of-network benefits. I am happy to provide a list of questions you can ask your insurance company to determine if you qualify for out-of-network benefits, and can provide receipts with the necessary information for you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement.

Do you offer Skype or video sessions?

I do offer options for therapy remotely when you are unable to attend sessions in person.

What is your cancellation policy?

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged. If you need to cancel with less than 48 hours notice, I am happy to try to find a time to reschedule within the same week to avoid a late cancellation fee when possible. 

How do I get started?

You can reach out for more information through any of the following: 

I try my best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours during regular business hours.

 

I am happy to provide a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what you are looking for in therapy and tell you a bit more about my approach to treatment. If you are interested in proceeding, we will then schedule an initial evaluation during which I will gather more detailed information about your history, the current issues bringing you to therapy, and your treatment goals. This will serve in guiding our course of therapy.

 

Once we have completed the initial evaluation process, 50-minute sessions are typically held once per week. In some cases, frequency or duration of sessions may vary, depending on your needs.