Hilary obtained her Bachelor’s 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, encouraging continued treatment post-inpatient stay. Prior to that, she served as a counselor at One Safe Place, where she provided therapy to adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Hilary believes each client is the expert of his or her own experience and that the therapeutic relationship is most important. She also strongly believes in helping clients progress towards individualized goals set in counseling. Hilary specializes in the treatment of anxiety, grief, mood disorders, and trauma. Hilary is also comfortable working with sexual, physical, and/or emotional trauma survivors. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized to treat anxiety-based disorders including PTSD and emotional/sexual trauma. 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.