Hilary’s warmth, genuine heart, and ability to connect authentically and respectfully puts her clients at ease from the moment they meet her. Her ability to build strong connections allows her to support clients in recognizing areas of growth and identifying the change they seek through therapy.
Hilary is passionate about working with tweens, teens, young adults, and families, and has been providing therapy for over 13 years in both school settings and community mental health clinics. She is licensed in Washington as an independent clinical social worker (LW60678346). She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR). Areas of clinical expertise include stress management, anxiety, communication skills, adapting to life transitions, identity exploration, parenting, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and managing chronic illness.
Hilary received a BA from Hamilton College and an MSW from Catholic University. While in graduate school, Hilary completed a family therapy internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry working with families of active duty military members. This is where she discovered her love for working with young people and their families. Hilary continued her work with children and families at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, providing individual, couples, family and group therapy to clients ages 5 and older. There she was a member of the LGBTQ-affirmative therapy unit. She also worked as a school social worker at New York City’s Stuyvesant High School providing on-site therapy to students and their families. Based on her work at Stuyvesant, Hilary decided that she wanted to work exclusively in a school setting and was delighted to work as Lakeside School’s middle school counselor from August 2014 through August 2019.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). To benefit her clients, she consults with fellow therapists at Seattle Family Support, LLC.