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
I have come to see that we all have innate mental health. No matter how confused, ill or lost we get, we all have access to wisdom. Sometimes we just need a little help or guidance to get back to it. I see it as my job to provide this guidance in a supportive, non-judgmental, sensitive and sometimes firm way that makes people feel safe and at ease.
There is no mental, emotional, psychological, or spiritual distress that wisdom cannot heal. Our suffering comes from nothing more than losing touch with our wisdom, and accesing, instead, our "contaminated thinking". We have access at all times to this healing wisdom, it is just that we "look for it in all the wrong places" until we "look within". No one has any more wisdom than anyone else. Some just pay more attention to it than others.
I agree with the Byron Katie's statement, "Sanity never suffers". Wisdom, common sense, clarity of mind come with a feeling - a nice feeling of ease. Whenever we lose touch with that nice feeling we've lost touch with our wisdom. Our feelings are like a compass that let us know when we are on or off track.
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.