Hillary Whitlock, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Cary Office

Aetna, Cigna, BCBS (not marketplace), Self-Pay

Children (7-12) | Teens (13-17) | Young Adults (18-25) | Families | Parenting | Anxiety | Depression | Stress | Behavioral Concerns | Solution Focused Therapy | Person Centered Therapy

P: 919.636.0762
E: hillary@simplythrivetherapy.com

Hi, I’m Hillary! I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specialized in working with children, teens, and families. I received my bachelors and master’s in social work from NC State University and have been a practicing therapist since 2018. I have 7+ years of experience working with diverse populations to provide support and advocacy for individualized clinical and situational needs. Previously, I have provided mental health services in the community and inpatient settings. But, prior to becoming a LCSW, I worked as a Habilitation Technician providing one on one support to children, teens, and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as with the refugee population to provide resettlement services. I have had a strong passion for helping people for many years and I have followed that calling to becoming a therapist.

I love working with children and teens. I also work very well with caregivers and families, whether it be for family therapy or collaboratively for one-on-one parent support and coaching. I create a safe, compassionate, and comfortable space for my clients, and it is very important to me that they feel seen and heard. I have extensive experience and training using the evidence-based therapy model, Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy. I also utilize several other evidence-based models of therapy that inform my practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I help my clients and their families to address a variety of mental health struggles and difficulties, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma, behavioral concerns, ADHD, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, situational stressors, problematic sexual behaviors (children/teens ages 7 to 17 demonstrating preliminary signs or concerns), family issues, and parenting. I am also available to work with young adults (ages 18 to 25) looking for support through the transitions of adulthood as well as the mental health struggles and concerns they may be experiencing. I believe the process of therapy is a journey, not a straight path. One of which I deeply respect, and feel is a privilege to take with my clients. My goal is to help you to thrive and not just to survive.