About Dr. Hacker

Dr. Hacker is a licensed clinical psychologist with significant experience providing therapy and consultation to adults and adolescents to address a wide range of concerns impacting their esteem, happiness, relationships, work life, and academics. He has worked and trained in both Washington D.C. and Chicago. Dr. Hacker is an experienced therapist, group leader, clinical supervisor, and educator. He currently works in full time private practice; his previous professional affiliations and training positions include major university counseling centers (American University, DePaul, and Loyola University Chicago) as well as outpatient mental health clinics (Advocate Illinois Masonic, Bradley Counseling Center).

Dr. Hacker has held adjunct appointments to teach courses on human development, multiculturalism, and clinical practice at American University and Loyola University Chicago. He is active within local and national professional communicates and currently serves as the chair-elect for the Section on College and University Counseling Centers in the American Psychological Association. Dr. Hacker has previously volunteered with local non-profit programs for youth including Umoja Student Development.

Dr. Hacker received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Hacker is trained in evidence based therapy, assessment, and consultation. As a counseling psychologist, Dr. Hacker provides clinical services that honor a client’s cultural and identity, considers their context (family, neighborhood, responsibilities, education, and work), and builds upon their unique strengths and values. Dr. Hacker helps his clients understand themselves, shift patterns in their relationships, access and express emotions, and improve decision making. 


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago

M.A. in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago

Previous Professional Positions

Staff Clinician, American University, Washington, DC

Private Practitioner, Washington, DC

Psychology Intern, Illinois University, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Adjunct Faculty, American University Psychology Department

Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago

Previous Training Positions

Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center, Chicago, IL

DePaul University Counseling Services, Chicago, IL

Advocate Illinois Behavioral Health, Chicago, IL

Bradley Counseling Center, Lakevilla, IL

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Society of Counseling Psychology, Section on College and University Counseling Centers

Illinois Psychological Association

Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Leadership Positions

Chair Elect for the Section of College and University Counseling Centers