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Ricardo Hidalgo, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Mr. Hidalgo, licensed mental health counselor, specializes in treating a full range of mental, emotional, and psychological problems, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, relationship conflicts, and anger management.  Areas of expertise include parenting, child development, and cultural diversity

He graduated from Antioch University in Seattle.  After completing his master’s degree in clinical psychology he worked a number of years in community mental health agencies and in private practice before coming to Hall Health Mental Health Clinic.

He has provided behavioral and mental health services in medical settings for the past 17 years, and he has been a professional mental health therapist since 1981.


Patient care philosophy
It gives me great pleasure to help people see that beyond even their most severe agitation, confusion, helplessness, or despair they are innately healthy.  It is our innate health which enables us to recognize the agitation or unhappiness and to seek peace and happiness.  Also, no matter how confused, ill or lost we get, we all have moments of clarity.  That, too, is evidence of our innate health.

Our suffering comes from nothing more than losing sight of our true nature, (which is always obviously and immediately apparent, but gets overlooked in the same way we overlook the screen when we get caught up in the images on it).  I am here to help you see clearly, experientially, not intellectually, the innate health and well-being that shines at the heart of even the greatest distress.

Scope of care
Outpatient individual, couples, family and group mental health services for the full range of emotional and psychological problems related to human suffering.

Personal Interests

  • Parenting
  • Human development
  • Mental well-being and innate health
  • Addictions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Spirituality
  • Cultural diversity
  • Principles-Based Psychology
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Non-violent communication
  • Unconscious communication
  • Nutrition and health
  • Alternative healing
  • Paranormal phenomena
  • Gardening
  • Remodeling and repair

Clinical Interests

  • Parenting
  • Human development
  • Mental well-being and innate health
  • Addictions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Spirituality
  • Cultural diversity
  • Principles-Based Psychology
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Non-violent communication
  • Unconscious communication

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural diversity
  • Stress and anger management
  • Mental, emotional, spiritual well-being
  • Conflict resolution