Hilary obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas and Master of Education in Counseling from Texas Christian University. She previously worked for Denton County's indigent mental health clinic providing crisis intervention and therapy to individuals in the community struggling with chronic mental illness and suicidal thoughts. While there, she also gained experience providing treatment to clients with addiction.
Hilary also served at the North Texas State Hospital providing the essential service of assisting clients discharging from inpatient hospitalization. She would help them locate and schedule with a therapist and psychiatrist near their home to encourage continued treatment once they completed their inpatient stay. Prior to that, she served as a counselor at One Safe Place where she provided therapy to adult survivors of childhood trauma. She also worked for The Art Station providing therapy to children, teens and adults utilizing therapeutic arts.
Hilary specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders and chemical dependency/addiction. She is proficient in a crisis situation and is familiar with resources in the DFW area to help connect her clients in the event a higher level of care is needed. She is comfortable working with children, teens and adults and is passionate about helping in progressing toward individualized goals set in counseling.
Hilary has an extensive background working with children utilizing therapeutic arts and play therapy. She is passionate about working with sexual/physical/emotional trauma survivors. Hilary believes each client is the expert of his or her own experience and that the therapeutic relationship is most important in helping. She is a Prepare and Enrich facilitator and trained in the Gottman Method, both of which are effective tools for couples counseling.
In her free time, Hilary enjoys painting and recently has taken up learning to paint with watercolors. She enjoys cooking and exercising with her husband, as well as enjoying local experiences with her friends.