Rebekah Kilman, Psy.D., L.C.P.

Therapist

Drawn to Mountain Valley for the opportunity to join a team focused on providing comprehensive and specialized anxiety treatment unique to a residential setting, Dr. Kilman came to MVTC from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was a Staff Psychologist in Mental Health and Counseling Services at MIT Medical.  While at MIT, Rebekah provided individual psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students presenting with a full spectrum of psychological and psychiatric issues.  Her MIT responsibilities also included facilitating weekly DBT Skills Groups, providing crisis intervention and emergency on-call support, consulting with parents, residential staff, faculty, and other stakeholders, facilitating referrals for students in need of a higher level of care and conducting outreach, workshops, and prevention activities across campus.

Rebekah graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology.  She then earned both an M.A. (Psychology) and a Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology) from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.  She wrote her dissertation on Teaching Trauma Care: An Evaluation of Care Corps’ Training Program in Northern Uganda. Her clinical training was conducted at Boston University where she did a Clinical Psychology postdoctoral fellowship under Dr. Craig Burns and Dr. Johanna Malaga. Rebekah was a Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Intern at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Counseling Center prior to her fellowship.

Dr. Kilman is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New Hampshire Psychological Association. She volunteers with the Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Worker. An avid hiker, yogi, and skier, Rebekah is happiest when working with others who value the power of engaging with the wilderness as a complement to psychotherapy.  She feels that MVTC’s mindfulness-based milieu and our integration of the outdoors into the process of healing are beneficial components to change – and are missing from outpatient settings.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Training for Adolescents
  • DBT Skills – Mindfulness, Radical Acceptance and Willingness
  • Adolescent trauma
  • Adolescent development
  • High-achieving students

Rebekah can be reached at rkilman@mountainvalleytreatment.org