Hillary Stevens, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Hillary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with women as they navigate the joys and challenges of being a wife, student, mom, sister, and friend. In session, she pairs humor with sincerity and empathy. Hillary also has a special place in her heart for young women struggling with anxiety as they juggle the pressures of school, society, and finding their rhythm as an adult. She is passionate about supporting these individuals as they develop healthy coping skills and routines that meet their specific needs.
Hillary understands that taking time out of your busy schedule for therapy is a big ask, but knows the importance of prioritizing time to focus on yourself and your needs. Hillary ensures this time is put to good use by utilizing evidence-based therapy interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Becoming a mother is considered one of the biggest changes, both physically and mentally that a woman can go through, and while it is a blessing for many, motherhood comes with its own unique challenges. Hillary loves walking through this stage of life with women, from the moment they find out they are expecting, to supporting them through the “fourth trimester,” aka the postpartum period. She knows that this is such a special time, but also understands the impact that our birth experience can have on our attachment with our new baby, especially if you experienced birth trauma. She treats those who have experienced birth trauma with the specialized CPT model and helps them reclaim their power and find gratitude and trust for their body again.
Hillary knows that the pressure college students are under is unrealistic and chaotic in so many ways. The expectations society puts on young adults, as well as the expectations we put on ourselves can lead to perfectionism and feeling like you are not “enough.” Hillary is passionate about helping anxious millennials and the Gen Z population learn to not only manage their responsibilities, but develop self-compassion and acceptance to regain control in their life.
Hillary received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated with her Masters in Social Work from East Carolina University.
Hillary is trained to treat Perinatal Mood Disorders by Postpartum Support International.
Hillary can be reached directly at [email protected] to schedule.