Hilary K Mead, PHD

Hilary K Mead, PHD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since March 2012

    • Whitney renton 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%

    • Shelly Bellevue WA 07.10.12

      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!!

  • Other Publications

    • Feldstein Ewing SW, Wray AM, Mead HK, Adams SK
      Two approaches to tailoring treatment for cultural minority adolescents.
      22301086 Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2012 Jan. 31
    • Feldstein Ewing SW, Venner KL, Mead HK, Bryan AD
      Exploring racial/ethnic differences in substance use: a preliminary theory-based investigation with juvenile justice-involved youth.
      21846356 BMC pediatrics, 2011 Aug. 16 : 1171 PMCID:PMC3171315
    • Mead HK, Beauchaine TP, Shannon KE
      Neurobiological adaptations to violence across development.
      20102643 Development and psychopathology, 2010 : 22(1)1-22 PMCID:PMC2813461
    • Vasilev CA, Crowell SE, Beauchaine TP, Mead HK, Gatzke-Kopp LM
      Correspondence between physiological and self-report measures of emotion dysregulation: a longitudinal investigation of youth with and without psychopathology.
      19811585 Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 2009 Nov. : 50(11)1357-64
    • Beauchaine TP, Gatzke-Kopp L, Mead HK
      Polyvagal Theory and developmental psychopathology: emotion dysregulation and conduct problems from preschool to adolescence.
      17045726 Biological psychology, 2007 Feb. : 74(2)174-84 PMCID:PMC1801075
    • Crowell SE, Beauchaine TP, Gatzke-Kopp L, Sylvers P, Mead H, Chipman-Chacon J
      Autonomic correlates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder in preschool children.
      16492108 Journal of abnormal psychology, 2006 Feb. : 115(1)174-8


Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Unm Children's Psych Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

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