Hilary has been a psychotherapist since 1999 and a found the Lord as a teenager. She is also a trained Parent Coach helping parents to connect more deeply to their children. Recognizing that pain and suffering are part of the human condition, Hilary seeks to utilize spiritual healing as the foundation for emotional, mental, and psychological integration. She helps people break free from old school legalism that cripples their growth in Christ while embracing all that God desires them to be. Her clinical focus is on anxiety, with a specialty in social anxiety and panic disorder as well depression and bipolar disorders. She works with adolescents, parents, and adults.
Through a mindfulness cognitive-behavioral approach Hilary partners with her clients to reveal beliefs that drive thoughts, feelings, and behavior. While awareness and insight are critical to change, Hilary recognizes it is not sufficient to create the lasting, transformative shifts her clients seek. Hilary taps into client’s strengths and to develop individualized strategies and solutions they can implement once the session ends. She believes that the power of God and the therapeutic relationship, are the conduit through which meaningful change can occur. In addition, to in-office sessions, Hilary also offers online counseling to New Jersey and Florida residents using a HIPAA compliant platform which can be conducted in the comfort and privacy of their home or office.
Hilary is a Florida native and has been married for 15 years. She has felt called to homeschool their two children for the past 6 years and hasn’t looked back. She enjoys reading, jazz music, yoga, being outdoors, and stepping foot on South Florida’s beautiful beaches! You can learn more about her at: www.onlinecounselingsolutions.com and www.HilaryAkman.com