Hilber Psychological Services
Therapy for Children, Teens, & Adults in San Diego
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Hilber Psychological Services

San Diego Therapists | Child Therapist | Couples Counseling | ADHD | Anxiety | Parenting | Behaviors | Relationships | Marriage and Family Therapists | Psychologists | Professional Clinical Counselors

Ellie Poulin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT50537

Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing a safe space for you and your family to engage in self-exploration, and to discover your path to authentic happiness. I have experience in working with life issues such as exploring self-identity questions, choosing a career, creating healthy relationships, marriage, parenting, stress management, grief and loss, healing old wounds, healing from toxic relationships, finding meaning, and creating habits and a mindset for your whole being to thrive. The therapeutic approach that I use to guide you will mainly depend on your goals in therapy. However, I tend to favor cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, existential therapy, client-centered therapy, art therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family systems. I use a client-centered approach and art therapy to facilitate self-exploration so that you can discover the path that is right for you. I also like to use cognitive-behavioral therapy, an evidenced-based treatment, to teach skills that will give you tools to create the experiences that you want. I use mindfulness to help you create inner calm so that you can tune in to your higher self and intuition. I use psychodynamic therapy to heal the past, and narrative and solution-focused therapy to create the future that you want.  

Clinical Experience

My clinical experience includes work with children, teens, foster families, women’s issues, domestic violence, grief and loss, and addiction. I specialize in helping individuals who are experiencing sadness, hopelessness, irritability, difficulty with weight management, and low self-esteem. I also have experience working with children and teens who struggle with social skills, sadness, fearfulness, sleep problems, and difficulty with focus, concentration, and academic problems, including depression, anxiety and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My clinical experience also includes work with individuals to create a healthy life and healthy relationships after leaving an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, we will all be impacted by a significant loss at some point in our life. I’ve helped individuals to process their grief and make sense of life after a significant loss.


National University
M.A. Counseling Psychology

University of Maryland
B.A. Behavioral Science

Please note: All psychotherapists are independent contractors for Tanya L. Hilber, PsyD and Hilber Psychological Services. Each individual therapist is responsible for the legal and ethical psychotherapy treatment of their own clients. The therapist on this page operates independently from other providers in this office.