PhD, Health Psychology
[Focus: individual and cultural; influence of community]
MA, Transpersonal Psychology
[Focus: East-West psychology]
Diplomas: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; Medical Massage Therapies
Certifications: Clinical Nutrition, Craniosacral Therapy, Core Zero Balancing, Hospice Care, Spiritual Counseling, Endstage Care, Infection Control, AcuDetox (therapist & trainer), Reiki, NCCAOM-diplomate; Ordained Interfaith Minister
Additional Areas of Focus: Cultural Psychology; Somatic Psychology; Positive Psychology; Taoism and classical Chinese medicine; Asian shamanic traditions; Peace Psychology.
Memberships: Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership; Business and Professional Women Int’l (Korea Federation: Jeju chapter); Int’l Small Island Studies Assn; Jeju Forum C; Jeju Women’s Governance Forum (Jeju gov’t); Korean Psychological Assn: Division of Health Psychology; Mensa Int’l (Korea chapter); PEN Int’l (Jeju chapter – pending); Servas Int’l (Korea: Jeju chapter); Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence (APA: Div.48); Writers Assn of Korea (Jeju chapter)
L. Anne Hilty, PhD, is a cultural health and integrative psychologist, working with individuals, organizations, and institutions. With individuals, she practices integrative psychotherapy through the use of transpersonal, somatic, and cognitive-behavioural as well as coaching / mentoring methods, for a strengths-based approach. She is also consulted by organizations and institutions for intercultural competence training, and implementation of culturally integrative practices in the workplace.
Anne maintains research interests in areas of cultural health (trauma and recovery; sustainable development), consciousness, deep ecology, folk psychology, women’s empowerment, and peace initiatives.
For 15 years (1989~2004), Anne maintained a clinical practice in New York, specializing in women’s issues, trauma, and addiction; she was also on staff at a New York hospital during 8 of those years. After a 5-year absence during which she was engaged in education and research, Anne returned to clinical practice during 2009~2010 in Hong Kong.
Her background in healthcare includes working with adults, adolescents, and children. She is experienced in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse as well as other addictive behaviors, grieving and loss, chronic illness, pain, stress, spiritual crisis, and issues related to identity, culture, and adjustment (age, relocation, image, and other life changes).
She has studied techniques such as Experiential Focusing, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR), Visual / Kinesthetic Dissociation (VKD), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), mindfulness, breathwork, meditation, relaxation, guided imagery / visualisation, and patient self-care.
Anne writes regularly re: Jeju Island cultural and health-related topics. She has published in newspapers, magazines, writers’ anthologies and websites; her first book was published in October of 2011. She is from New York and has been in the healthcare field since 1980.