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.
With the idea of helping you create a healthy mental, physical, and spiritual self in mind, I also incorporate spirituality and faith into my practice. If you’re a Christian looking for a counselor who shares your belief system, I would be happy to incorporate faith-based therapy solutions into our sessions. I’m also open to incorporating prayer into our meetings to ask God to direct our time together. Our churches and belief systems are often a beneficial source of structure, community, and stability that can improve our experiences, and I’m happy to partner with you to understand and utilize the rich resources that spirituality has to offer throughout the therapy process.
Those of different faith backgrounds are always welcomed to work with me, and I’m happy to explore how your faith influences who you are in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Additionally, we may talk about things like yoga and Christian meditation to increase mindfulness and presence within your physical body as well as discussing how nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other choices that impact our bodies also play a role in spiritual and emotional health.
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.