About Hyland Psychological Services, Inc.

Dr. Hyland received her Bachelor's in Psychology at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC in 2000 and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston, MA in 2007.

Dr. Hyland has worked in a broad range of clinical settings including: home-based therapy, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. She has helped people from many diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds and respects the uniqueness and individual needs of her clients.

Her clinical specialty is in PTSD and trauma. Dr. Hyland has helped many clients experience healing and recovery from traumatic wounds. In addition to her work with trauma survivors, Dr. Hyland has expertise in helping couples and families in crisis. She is a Level 2 Certified Gottman Therapist and has also completed extensive training in Emotionally Foscused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on a couple's attachment and relational bond. Both EFT and the Gottman Method are clinically proven approaches to helping couples develop more effective strategies for communication, conflict mangagement and healthy connection to cultivate satisfying, lasting relationships. Dr. Hyland also enjoys working with teens struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social difficulties and family discord, as well as guiding their parents in learning effective ways to best support them. She additionally works frequently with college students and adults struggling with mood and personality disorders and seeks to assist her clients in restoring peace, balance and purpose to their lives.

Dr. Hyland practices therapy using a variety of different psychological techniques. She strongly believes that counseling must be individually tailored to the specific needs of each client. Consequently, she draws on Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Emotionally-Focused (EFT), Gottman Method, Person-Centered (Humanistic), Narrative Therapy and Meditation techniques to help clients achieve their goals. She determines which techniques and interventions to use based upon the individual needs and unique issues of each client.

In addition to in-office talk therapy, Dr. Hyland offers ecotherapy or active therapy in which sessions are conducted outside and incorporate movement such as walking or hiking. There is significant research that looks at the ways emotion is held in the body and addressess the benefit of movement in the therapeutic process. Please inquire if you are interested in utilizing this therapeutic model.

Dr. Hyland believes in focusing on resilience in her work and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals by building on strengths. She assists clients in clarifying problems and developing effective, practical strategies to cope with stressors and make desired changes in their lives. She works with clients to identify and utilize all of the resources available to them that may aid in the therapeutic work in order help them achieve their goals.

Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Hyland has taught at Meredith College as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology. She additionally does regular talks for the community on various mental health issues, such as: Depression & Suicidality, Parenting, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Issues and Grief & Loss.