I BELIEVE THAT THE BEST WE CAN DO FOR OURSELVES, our families and our communities during challenging times is to know when we truly need help, have the courage to track down the right supports and ask for help and to have the willingness to take action with the support of others. While some of the things that occur in our lives are out of our control, we each have the power to do something to effectively work with what we are given.
Since 2001 I have supported adolescents, young adults and their families to uncover their strengths and to fight the victim mentality so that they could take charge of their lives. As a wilderness therapy field staff, therapist and clinical director in two renowned wilderness therapy programs over 15 years, I supported families through the grief they felt over the unexpected challenges they faced and toward a new strengths-based paradigm. As a parent coach since 2014, I have guided parents in to develop the courage to authentically self-assess, in order to steward their families forward with grace and intention.
MY COACHING STYLE VALUES AUTHENTICITY, INTEGRITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FACING DISCOMFORT WITH INTENTION AND AWARENESS.
I graduated with an MSW in 2002 from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research after completing my undergraduate work at Muhlenberg College.
I was an adjunct faculty for the MSW program at Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions for several years until June of 2020. I have been a step-parent since 2008, which keeps me a constant learner and pushes me to practice what I preach. The experiences of parenting, co-parenting in a split family and sustaining my marriage through it all, encourage me to look deeply into my own strengths and struggles in order to show up as my best self.
Hilary's extensive experience working with families shows – she is knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated to the wellbeing of others. I feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity to professionally collaborate with Hilary over the years. The families we have served together sing Hilary's praise, remarking that she is a catalyst to deeper insight and forward progress. Having witnessed Hilary's therapeutic skills in a variety of settings, I feel confident recommending Hilary to any family experiencing individual or family unit challenges.