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Principals of Aspira CE

The Principals created AspiraCE from a simple idea: that clinical expertise and technology together can produce the highest quality continuing education at an affordable price. Founded by Nicole Hiltibran, a practicing psychotherapist, and author of licensing and educational materials for behavioral sciences, Aspira provides the very best educational materials to help our users gain the most from their required continuing education.

 

Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT, is a graduate from Pepperdine University, where she earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling, and is a licensed psychotherapist. Nicole has 20 years of experience serving adults, children, couples and families both in the public sector and private practice. Nicole has written state licensing exams for the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences for 10 years and has offered continuing education courses to LMFT’s, LCSW’s, RN’s, and PhD’s.

Matt Hiltibran
Chief Financial Officer

Matt Hiltibran is a graduate of PCC of Hope International University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Upon earning his degree, Matt worked in finance for a nonprofit company for three years. Matt has spent the last 12 years working in sales and marketing for a few large national and international corporations. He is very active in the community working with youth and nonprofit organizations that cater to troubled children and teens.

Rob Swartz, LCSW
Course Consultant

Rob Swartz, LCSW is a husband, father of 2 children and resides in Santa Clarita, CA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Cal State University, Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.Rob has worked both in inpatient and outpatient adult psychiatric treatment programs helping patients suffering from mood and/or psychotic disorders.  He has also been in private practice for over 16 years. He enjoys working with individuals, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral and spiritual concerns. He also enjoys working with couples on relationship challenges and communication skills. Rob is a Christian and much of his approach comes from Biblical principals although he respects others beliefs.

Dr. Jim Grimes, PsyD
Course Consultant
The Counselor Connection

Dr. Jim Grimes, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, member of both the of American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association, is Clinical Director of Turning Point Counseling in Southern California, and has been in private practice for six years. He graduated from Rosemead School of Psychology in 2002 with a marriage/family/child emphasis and has invested time while at Rosemead learning how to integrate his faith into the practice of psychology. Over his six years amassing 10,000 hours of face to face contact through maintaining a caseload of 25 to 30 clients a week, Dr. Grimes has gained and developed insight into the importance of how to establish, nurture, and build vibrant referral sources to sustain a healthy and thriving practice. He can be reached at jimgrimes@thecounselorconnection.com.