Clinical Focus: Child Therapist
Children Ages 2-12
“I have been a patient for the past 2 1/2 years and I would recommend Hillary to anyone. She is a very supportive individual and I am comfortable enough to express my feelings and thoughts, knowing she will guide me in the right direction.”
– Anderson G.
ADHD | Divorce | Behavioral Issues | Emotional Regulation | Trauma | Adoption | Foster Care | Parenting Support
EDUCATION & LICENSES
Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW)
Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor (RPT-S)
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist (SPT)
EMDR International Association Certified Therapist with Child Specialty
Solution-Focused Therapy Certified Practitioner
A MESSAGE FROM HILLARY
Parenting is hard. It’s even more difficult when you have a child with big emotions that are out of control and you don’t know what to do. Your child may be struggling with outbursts of anger, kicking, screaming, and aggression.
Or they could be shutting down and losing interest in things they used to enjoy. You’ve done everything you can think of doing to help your child, but nothing seems to work.
As a mother of young children myself, I know how overwhelming parenting can feel at times. Over the past 7 years, I’ve helped hundreds of children manage their emotions and equipped parents with tools to help understand their child and connect with them.
If you want to see your child manage their big emotions, schedule an appointment today.
7 Commonly Asked Questions Parents Have About Kids Counseling
Through play therapy, a therapist will work with your child to increase their capacity to regulate their feelings and emotions and find helpful ways to express their needs.
Goals are set by the parent and child by talking with the therapist about what behaviors they are hoping to see change, decrease or increase for their child and themselves. The therapist will work with the child on developing a goal for themselves and the parents in developing a goal to support their child.
How to Survive the Holidays with an Anxious Kid
The holiday season can be a stressful time for parents with children who struggle with anxiety. When you put holiday stress and family together, it’s no wonder that anxiety presents!
However, there are many things that parents of anxious kids can do to have a good holiday experience.