Dr. Diana Hill, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I provide compassionate and effective coaching and therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you toward a life of vitality and fulfillment. As your coach or therapist, I will help you apply strategies from cutting edge psychological science, positive psychology, and contemplative practices so that you can build a life you love.

I take a holistic approach drawing from my rigorous research background in the science of behavior and my training in acceptance, compassion and mindfulness. I am a specialist in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with advanced training from ACT co-founders Drs. Kelly Wilson and Steven Hayes. ACT is an evidence-based therapy that helps you unhook from unhelpful patterns so that you can live in alignment with your values.

My aim is to help you create a meaningful and healthy life through clarifying your values, changing unhelpful behavior patterns, strengthening your relationships, and taking committed action toward the person you want to be.

I offer workshops and clinical supervision to professionals and in ACT, DBT, and Appetite Awareness Training, and I am a certified yoga instructor.

Education

I completed my undergraduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in Biopsychology, followed by a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder (7 years of postgraduate training). I collaborated with Stanford University School of Medicine Psychiatry Department in researching the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, and completed my postdoctoral fellowship at La Luna Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Colorado (#3352) and California (#PSY24882).

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Postdoctoral Fellow, La Luna Center Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Colorado

Predoctoral Clinical Internship, University of California at Davis

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, University of California at Santa Barbara

Yoga Alliance Certification, Shambhava School of Yoga, Boulder, Colorado

 

Clinical Experience

2011-Current  Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Santa Barbara, CA; Tele-medicine and Coaching Practice, Colorado

2016-Current Co-Host and Co-founder, Psychologists Off The Clock Podcast

2008-2011   Clinical Director, La Luna Center-Northern Colorado, Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders, Fort Collins, Colorado

2010-2011  Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Longmont, Colorado

2007-2008 Doctoral Intern, Eating Disorder Specialty Area, University of California at Davis Counseling and Psychological Services

2005-2007 Individual, Family, Group Therapist, Sutherland Center for Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Boulder, Colorado

2005-2007 Assessment Therapist, Attention, Behavior and Learning Clinic, University of Colorado at Boulder 

2004-2006 Therapist, The Raimy Psychology Clinic, University of Colorado at Boulder

2004-2005 Crisis Evaluator, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Mental Health Center of Boulder, Colorado

2003-2005 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Therapist, Mental Health Center of Boulder and Broomfield, Colorado

2002-2008 Research Therapist and Principle Investigator, Craighead Laboratory for Eating and Weight Concerns, University of Colorado at Boulder

 
 

Research Experience

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Hill has extensive experience researching the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and has a number of professional publications and presentations in this area.

Hill, D. M., Craighead L., & Safer, D. L. (2011). Appetite-focused dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of binge eating with purging: A preliminary trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Craighead, L. W., Hill, D. M. & Smith, L. T. (2006). How to use appetite awareness training to enhance treatment for eating and weight concerns. Workshop presented at the annual meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hill, D. M., Craighead, L. W., Smith, L. T., & Safer, D. (November 2006). Appetite-focused dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of binge eating and purging: A preliminary report. Poster session to be presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Smith, L. T., Craighead, L. W., & Hill, D. M. (November 2006). Support for Healthy Eating and Exercise (SHEE): Who shows up for a preventative intervention for college freshman women? Poster session to be presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hill, D. M., McKelvie, M. M., Shanks, A., & Tripoldi (July 2006). Program presentation: Appetite-focused dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Program presented at the 10-day Intensive Training for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, North Hampton, MA.

McKelvie, M. M., Hill, D. M., Shanks, A., & Tripoldi (July 2006). Case presentation: Appetite-focused dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Case study presented at the 10-day Intensive Training for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, North Hampton, MA.

Hill, D., Craighead, L. W., & Smith, L. T. (April 2005). The acceptability of food monitoring versus appetite monitoring in college women. Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the Academy for Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada.

Trenary, L., Craighead, L., & Hill, D. (April 2005). Validation of the Interoceptive Awareness Questionnaire-Expanded (IAQ-E). Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the Academy for Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada.

Hill, D., Craighead, L., Smith, L. T. (November 2004). The acceptability and reactive effects of food versus appetite monitoring in women with heightened eating and weight concerns. Poster session presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Hill, D., & Craighead, L. W. (May 2002). Gender differences in the factor structure of the Preoccupation with Eating, Weight and Shape Scale. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Denver, CO.