Robert Hilliker, LCSW, LCDC received his Master’s degree from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. Following graduation Robert pursued additional training working as a Post-Graduate Social Work Fellow at The Menninger Clinic. He then completed a two-year fellowship at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Currently, Robert is a doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, IL.

He worked for three years at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston where he served as the Manager of Executive and Treatment Services.  As a therapist in the adult intensive outpatient program he provided clinical treatment services to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Robert worked at The Daring Way LLC with Dr. Brené Brown where he served as the Chief Clinical Officer for over three years. He has facilitated this methodology across diverse settings including Baylor Psychiatry ClinicThe Menninger Clinic, and The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston.

In April 2014, Robert co-founded and became the Managing Partner for The Lovett Center LLC with his business partner, Will Davis. The Lovett Center is a community of helping professionals that offers traditional lease space, part-time office space, as well as opportunities for collaboration and continued learning for therapists.

Robert works with patients in private practice at The Lovett Center and serves as the Clinical Director for the Pathos Program at The Lovett Center. Pathos offers intensive outpatient, supportive outpatient, and aftercare programming for people struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Robert’s private practice focuses on work with professionals, addictive disorders, shame resiliency, and behavioral health issues. He provides individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy.

Robert lives in Houston with his wife, Maria, and their four daughters, Anna, Carmela, Mary and Emelia.

Service Positions: 

Robert serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society as the Co-Chair of Development. He also serves on the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies Alumni Committee as the Membership Co-Chair.