Hillary Brown, LICSW
Hillary is an adaptive and playful therapist interested in helping her clients improve their interpersonal relationships as well as their relationship with themself. Hillary is unapologetically fat-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and committed to noticing the systemic stressors of our world that can exacerbate mental health symptoms. Together with her client, Hillary detects what changes can be made within them and around them, while fostering resiliency and hope during times of disempowerment in oppression. Hillary believes that priorities do not have to be competing with one another and instead can find a harmonious balance through boundaries, awareness-building and self-compassion.
Hillary attended Boston College and has been practicing clinical social work for four years. Hillary feels confident supporting people with OCD, PTSD, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, grief reactions (due to deaths, homelessness, unemployment, etc.), relationship troubles and caregiver stress. She also has experience working with veterans and their loved ones. Hillary uses a trauma-informed approach to psychotherapy with elements borrowed from harm reduction models, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, mindful/intuitive practices, spiritually-sensitive therapy, medication-assisted treatment and animal-assisted therapy.
Hillary is also excited to be offering couples therapy for clients in search of improving relationship communication, intimacy, and growth. Couples therapy can be utilized for a wide range of goals; from polyamory to pre-marriage counseling to compassionate separation and beyond, Hillary's style is to work with each couple differently to assess their specific needs and provide them non-judgmental care.