Margaret Hilton, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia.
Dr. Hilton works with adolescents, college students, young professionals, and adults. She has a particular interest and expertise in helping individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relational difficulties, assertiveness/boundary setting, painful family dynamics, disordered eating, and managing ADHD. Dr. Hilton is passionate about helping individuals gain insight into the origins of their difficulties alongside developing new patterns of thinking and behaviors to help clients build a life that is authentic and rewarding to them. She also provides comprehensive psychological and educational assessments for individuals of all ages.
Dr. Hilton earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C . Before receiving her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, Dr. Hilton worked in publishing in New York City.
She has provided individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment services to clients across the lifespan in multiple treatment settings, including public and independent D.C. schools, college counseling centers, community clinics, and the Children’s National Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic.
Dr. Hilton believes in utilizing a collaborative, evidence-based, and individualized approach to therapy, always considered within a multicultural framework. Dr. Hilton’s integrative approach draws upon her variety of expertise from various schools of thought, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral theories, to best suit each client’s unique needs. She creates an empathic, warm, genuine, and respectful space to foster a trusting relationship and help clients find the insights and strategies that will lead to healing, growth, empowerment, and connection.