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 Clinic, The 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 Center for Integrative Healing (CFIH) at The Lovett Center. CFIH 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 daughters, Anna, Carmela, and Mary.
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.
Will Davis began working in the commercial real estate business in Houston providing third party brokerage and management services in 2000. In 2001 he began forming investment partnerships for the purpose of owning and operating income producing commercial real estate. Will assumed the role of General Partner in 2012 and continues to manage the daily operations, acquisitions and dispositions of these investment partnerships.
In 2006 Will opened a retail clothing store in Houston, TX which ultimately led to the formation of F.E.E.D. TX. F.E.E.D. TX is the founding and operating group of the locally owned restaurants Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks, and Liberty Kitchen at The Treehouse.
Robert Hilliker & Will Davis have been friends for over 14 years and prior to the inception of The Lovett Center they have participated and served in the same service organization together.
The idea for The Lovett Center initially came about when Robert saw a gap in the market for providing exceptional office space and administrative support to helping professionals on an as needed basis. As a clinician in private practice he also understood firsthand how isolating it could be to operate in solo practice, and how operating in a community can benefit professional development.
With these things in mind Robert approached Will to leverage his skills in operating and managing commercial office space and executive suites. Together, Robert and Will evolved the business model and the concept for The Lovett Center to not only include the leasing of full-time and part-time space, but also to be a leader in the helping professional community.
By creating opportunities for connection, support, and continued education The Lovett Center inspires the highest level of clinical innovation and professional development.