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Dr. Kieran Dhillon

Clinical Psychology
McChord AFB, WA
16 years experience female

Locations

Office

Puyallup, WA

Address

4403 25th St SE, Puyallup, WA
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About

Bio

Dr. Dhillon is Board Certified in clinical psychology. Her practice is with military veterans and their families. Dr. Dhillon's primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has training and experience as a behavioral health consultant in primary care settings, provided individual and group clinical care and managed multi discipline mental health providers in a military mental health clinic. Dr. Dhillon has served in multiple teaching and training roles by providing clinical supervision for post doctoral psychologists, teaching seminars on such subjects as: stress management, psychological first aid, and the management of suicidal behavior. She has also led crisis response teams responding to organizations impacted by traumatic events.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

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37 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Relaxation and...: At least 30 min before bed write down your to do list for the next day or write out a topic sentence for each thing on your mind. Rank each item by it... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Lifestyle change: Eat healthy. Learn diaphragmatic breathing. Exercise—ensure your plan is approved by your doc. Engage in pleasant and leisurely activities. Help other... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Care: Encourage them to get medical care. There are many factors that can drive eating disorders. The situations can be very complex and quite a bit for a n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Many possibilities: It may be a way you attempt to relieve stress or self soothe. If you are breaking your skin or your losing hair see a physician. If you want to stop, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: See a cognitive behavioral therapist. They will help you by teaching you how to manage the physical feelings you get in enclosed spaces and teach you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Stress induced: Tension in the shoulders and back are very common symptoms of stress. Diarrhea can also accompany stress and anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation an... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See physician: Good idea to get checked medically as soon as possible to rule out a medical condition. If they find nothing medical to explain it, consider anxiety m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Face your fear: Learn skills to manage the physical discomfort you get when thinking about speaking or being in social situations. Work with a therapist to build thes... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Poor health & injur: Abusing alcohol daily for a long time and using illicit drugs can cause memory loss. Head injuries can also result in memory loss. Studies have shown ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Get checked by doc: Be sure to see your doctor soon to get an evaluation for depression or some other medical condition that may explain your symptoms. Your doctor may wa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Adaptive thinking : Go see your physician to rule out any medical cause. If they find nothing, go see a cognitive behavioral therapist who can teach you skills to identif... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Stress management: Make sure you get a medical check up to rule out any medical conditions explaining your behavior. If everything comes back fine, you may be under a lo... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: Some people can pick up on anxiety in others but it also depends on how much someone demonstrates their anxiety. In some cases it may affect their mo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
No one way: People are different. A common way eating disorders start is when a person believes they lack control of their lives and controlling food is a way for... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See a therapist: Basics of phobia management are: 1. Identify thoughts feeding the phobia & change them to be accurate, realistic, & helpful. 2. Master relaxation tech... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Change focus: Discover what it is about "weight" that you are preoccupied with and what you are really concerned about. Is it just the number that's important to y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Take care of you: Go see your physician to rule out any medical cause. If they find nothing, go see a cognitive behavioral therapist who can teach you skills to identif... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Poor health & injury: Abusing alcohol daily for a long time and using illicit drugs can cause memory loss. Head injuries can also result in memory loss. Studies have shown ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Take care of you: Eat healthy, exercise regularly, get on/keep a daily routine & a consistent sleep schedule. Engage in activities you enjoy, spend time with good peopl... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Arousal in PTSD: Depending on your trauma or other circumstances, this fixation on your husband may be a part of the hyper vigilance/arousal demonstrated in ptsd. This... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Consistent schedule: Keep the same schedule even on off days. Wear sunglasses when you leave work in the morning if the sun is rising. Go straight home to bed with black o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Exercise can help: If your physician says you're healthy for regular exercise, it can help improve your energy, help regulate your sleep, and help you feel more rested a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Relax: See if he can identify things that help him relax. Distraction or taking a break from stressful activities can help. Encourage him to take long slow d... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Anxiety control: Congratulations on quitting smoking! It's quite possible that smoking helped you cope with stress. Now is a great time to learn other ways of calming ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Check up: Go to your physician. They will check and see if there is a medical condition explaining your symptoms. If nothing comes up ask for a referral or go s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Actively control it: Any cognitive behavioral therapist can teach you cognitive and relaxation techniques to manage this. Reassuring positive (rational and realistic) thou... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Breathe deeply: Muscle tension is common with stress. It's like your body tenses up as it gets ready for a "hit" from life. Diaphragmatic breathing and progressive mu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Some are...: Korsakoff's dementia, alzheimers's disease, traumatic brain injury, and dissociative amnesia. These are some mental illnesses with memory loss and aty... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Lifestyle Change: Consider how to modify your lifestyle to incorporate your capabilities with your chronic pain condition. Activity Pacing is a useful strategy as are r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Get moving: Take a break from what you are doing and move around. Switching activities can also help. Make sure you are eating healthy as poor diet can affect ene... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Deep breaths: Diaphragmatic breathing is key to relaxation. Watch how a child's belly rises and falls as they sleep. That's what you need to get your body to do. As... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Myth:: Myth: what works for others will work for you. Truth: everyone's different. Find what works for you.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Make some changes: If you have thoughts of self harm get immediate medical attention. Overall though, a major step is to identify your thoughts, habits, and behaviors su... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
PMR: Progressive muscle relaxation (pmr) is a relaxation exercise that decreases muscle tension. You can do this while in bed. It works by actively tensing... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Tell the doctor what is going on. See a therapist who can teach you how to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety so you can relax and fall asleep. A... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: Bipolar is a mood disorder and schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is used to describe the condition involving abnormal mo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Ignore: Exercise lifts mood; Making your body feel good; Chases away blues!

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dhillon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dhillon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University,, CA
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Tacoma, WA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Tacoma, WA - Winter
2013
Top Psychologist, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Board of Professional Psychology
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