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Hilary K. Mead, PhD

Hilary K. Mead, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

On staff since March 2012


Whitneyrenton Wa 06.11.14
I can't began to tell you how much she help my daughter. My daughter suffered from extreme needle phobia after she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Her illness requires weekly injections that became a three hour plus nightmare every Friday night. Dr. Mead worked with her for months inch by inch she was improving. Today my daughter still hates needles and gets nauseas when she needs her injections. However she does her injections herself and Friday nights are no longer a 3hour plus nightmare. I recommend Dr. Mead 100%
ShellyBellevue WA07.10.12
Dr Mead has made such a postive impact with our son. He suffers from an anxiety disorder and he has made such amazing progress by working with Dr Mead. She individualizes her care so that the topics/solutions are individualized just for him. We're able to use them immediately and report back on our "homework" the next session. She's encouraged all the members of our family to be active participants in his care and has made fun activities for both our kids to work on together to make Q's anxiety better. It's been a pleasure to work with her!!
Recommend Dr. Hilary Mead


Medical/Professional School
University of Washington, Seattle
UNM Children's Psychiatric Hospital, Albuquerque
The Mind Research Network, Albuquerque
Clinical Interests

Motivational interviewing (tapping into families? own motivations for change), emotion regulation difficulties and associated problems (i.e., depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance use), co-occurring medical disorders (e.g., diabetes), and parent-coaching for disruptive behavior problems


Two approaches to tailoring treatment for cultural minority adolescents.
Journal of substance abuse treatment , 2012 Jan 31
Exploring racial/ethnic differences in substance use: a preliminary theory-based investigation with juvenile justice-involved youth.
BMC pediatrics , 2011 Aug 16: 1171
Neurobiological adaptations to violence across development.
Development and psychopathology , 2010 Winter: 22(1)1-22
Correspondence between physiological and self-report measures of emotion dysregulation: a longitudinal investigation of youth with and without psychopathology.
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines , 2009 Nov: 50(11)1357-64
Polyvagal Theory and developmental psychopathology: emotion dysregulation and conduct problems from preschool to adolescence.
Biological psychology , 2007 Feb: 74(2)174-84
Autonomic correlates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder in preschool children.
Journal of abnormal psychology , 2006 Feb: 115(1)174-8

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Bellevue
CB - Behavioral Health
1135 - 116th Ave NE, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA 98004

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