Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Hillary Wilson
Professional Title:
Location:
24520 Hawthorne BLVD., Ste. 220 Torrance, CA 90505-6848
Phone:
(310) 486-4949
License Number
LMFT35835
Practicing Since:
2001
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hillary Wilson is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the mother of two school age children. She has over 22 years of experience in the field of counseling and has been licensed since 1999. She has a private practice in the Torrance/Palos Verdes area. She offers parenting talks regularly for South Bay schools and community organizations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in child development and psychology in 1992 at California State University, Northridge. In 1994, she earned her master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California. Hillary started working as a volunteer para-professional counselor in 1992 at the San Fernando Valley Counseling Center. After writing her master’s thesis on adoption, she developed a specialty in adoption. She facilitated adoption support groups for over 7 years at the Stephen S. Wise Adoption Support Center in Bel Air where she worked under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Siegel, author of Parenting Your Adopted Child. She later became the Assistant Director of the center. She also gained experience as a supervisor of social workers at an adoption agency. Hillary also has experience working with troubled adolescents. She worked with adolescents in residential treatment facilities including: teens on probation, drug rehabilitation, and long-term foster care. This experience gave Hillary an opportunity to work on treatment teams with psychiatrist, DCFS social workers, school staff and childcare workers providing full-services for many dual diagnosis teens and pre-teens. She has now been in private practice in the South Bay since 2002. She is focused on helping families with young children and adoptive families. She works with families and children of all ages and offers Parenting Classes in her office as well as in the community. Hillary facilitates ongoing monthly Adoption Support Groups for parents. As an adult adoptee, she understands the adoptive family themes personally and professionally.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Pre-Adoption Counseling and Consultations for Individuals and Couples Post Adoption Counseling for Adoptive Parents, Birth Parents, and Adopted Individuals Open Adoption Mediation Counseling Fost-Adopt Counseling Grief and Loss Counseling Adolescent Counseling Crisis Counseling for Pregnant Women Educational Workshops on Adoption
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling, Phillips Graduate Institute, Formerly C.F.S.C., 1994 B.A., Child Development/minor:Psychology, C.S.U.N., 1992

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Child Custody Evaluations
Children
Couples
Mediation

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Clinical Supervision Madatory Training-4/2001 PRIDE Training Certificate-2/2001 Certified Infant Massage Instructor-7/2000 Certificate in Child Therapy Training-5/1997 Certificate in Brief Threapy Training-5/1994
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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