OAKLAND MARRIAGE & COUPLES COUNSELOR
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in North Berkeley and Oakland. He specializes in men's issues and helps men to have better relationships. He also works with couples and individuals.
Miguel Hidalgo-Barnes received his Psy.D. from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in 2010. Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes is a board certified Clinical Psychologist and lifetime resident of the Bay Area. Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes is the Clinic Manager of the La Cheim Partial Hospital program, a clinical supervisor at the Pacific Center for Human Growth.
He employs three psychological assistants and also supervises pre-doctoral and masters level interns at La Cheim.
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes has worked extensively with both mild and severe mental illness and believes all people are treatable and all people are capable of change. He specializes in issues relating to domestic violence, relationships (including poly and non-traditional relationships), issues effecting members of the GLBT community, and people coping with mental health symptoms in the workplace, chronic mental illness, substance abuse (and other addictive behaviors) and personality disorders.
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes has been trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral T, CBT, DBT, Gestalt Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes’ research interests include gender, the role of technology in mental health treatment, and community based treatment.
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes' Interests and Specialties
- LGBTQ Issues
- Non-Standard Relationship Configurations
- Healing From Domestic Violence
- Poly Relationships
- The Intersection of Technology and Psychology
- Working to Teach Self- Regulation Skills
- Helping Clients Cope With Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
- Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery
- Pacific University School of Professional Psychology Hillsboro, OR
- M.S in Clinical Psychology (2006)
- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2010)
- University of California- Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
- B.A. in Intensive Psychology (2003)
Experience, and Professional Affiliations
- Member of the American Psychological Association (2004 to Present)
- Regular Attendee of the California Alcohol and Drug Programs Conference (ADP)
- Supervising Since 2013 to present
- Staff Psychologist at Portia Bell Hume Center (Sept 2014- present)
- Project Manager and Staff Psychologist at La Cheim Partial Hospital Program (2012- Sept. 2014)
- Post-Doctoral Fellow at La Cheim Partial Hospital Program (2010-2011)
- Pre-Doctoral Intern at Portia Bell Hume Center (2009-2010)
- Provided Crisis Services as a Clinical Specialist at Protocall Services (2008-2009)
- Group Facilitator at Allies in Change Counseling Center (2006-2009)
- Clinical Practicum Student at Mary's Home for Boys (2006-2007)
- Helped to Develop the S.M.A.R.T. Recovery Program in Portland, OR (2005-2007)