Hilary is a Candidate Registered Clinical Psychologist through the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. Studying in French and English, Hilary completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2010. She then moved to Nova Scotia to pursue graduate school, graduating from Acadia University with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2013.
Hilary takes an integrative, attachment and trauma-informed approach to psychotherapy. She provides services for both adults and couples facing issues related to post-traumatic stress and trauma, mood and anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship or marital issues, postpartum-related adjustment and difficulties, personality dynamics, stress management and burnout, life changes, grief, loss, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours, eating and body image issues, and other areas within yourself or your life that you feel most affected. She also provides assessment and psychological services for both active military personnel and veterans.
In our lives, we often find ourselves stuck. Our interpretations of past experiences and our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world can sometimes hold us back from enjoying the present and imagining a better future. Hilary helps clients explore roadblocks to their self-esteem, learn how to process unexpressed emotion and traumas, change their relationship with painful thoughts and feelings, and find direction when they’re feeling lost. Hilary’s practice with couples is informed by attachment theory, which proposes that have a wired-in need for emotional contact and responsiveness from significant others. She helps couples tune-in to the dynamics of their relationship and moments of disconnection in order to shape new interactions and strengthen healthy attachment bonds.
Hilary collaborates with her clients so that their unique goals, preferences, and needs are integrated into the therapeutic process. She draws on several evidence-based practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
She welcomes clients of all cultures, religions, and sexual orientations into her practice.