Saint Bonaventure University, Saint Bonaventure, NY
Master of Science in Counselor Education
Graduated: May 2000
Concentration: Community Mental Health Counseling
Miriam College Foundation, Quezon City, Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science, April, 1995
Other Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
State of New York
Clinically Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist (NAFC)
Certified Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Certified Trauma Professional (IATP Affiliation)
Certified Clinical Forensic Counselor (National Association of Forensic Counselor)
Certification in Traumatic Stress (Justice Research Institute, Founder Bessel Van Der Kolk)
Doreen Hills is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Clinical Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist, Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, and Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. Doreen is also appointed by the Governor of the State of Colorado as the Vice Chair for the Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners for Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). She has been a mental health provider for over 15 years and has worked in various mental health settings in New York, Philippines, and Colorado.
Doreen also received her Certification in Traumatic Stress under Bessel Van Der Kolk's Justice Research Institute (JRI).
Before becoming a mental health provider, Doreen worked at the Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program as Residential Manager, Case Manager, and Rape Crisis Advocate.
She worked as a Residential Manager at the Federal Funded Job Corps and was a Crisis Hotline Worker for New York State Crisis Hotline. Doreen's background include intense and immersed experiences working with poverty stricken fishermen in the Philippines, orphans that were severely neglected and abandoned, as well as Muslims in Manila. These experiences gave her immense insight to trauma, resiliency and healing.
Doreen has conducted and facilitated trainings, workshops, and presentations in Morgan County and neighboring Northeast Counties in Colorado on topics of Attachment, Trauma, Neuroscience, Vicarious Trauma and Self Care, Trauma Informed Interventions and Care, Human Trafficking, Building Better Communication and Resiliency in Agency Settings.
Doreen believes in community partnership, collaboration, and coordination of services. She utilizes different approaches to trauma and attachment healing. She believes that there is no such thing as "one size fits all" in trauma treatment, that trauma needs to be healed using mind and body approaches, and utilize what neuroscience offers in treating trauma and attachment disruptions.
In Upstate New York, she was invited as speaker and presenter from various organizations and Universities.
Doreen loves being with her family, reading, home decorating, gardening, Filipino food, listening to jazz, musical plays, karaoke, and