Hillary Lanier, LCSW
“Have patience towards all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke-
*Not accepting new clients*
Free 15-min Intake Call
Online Sessions or In-Person
$120 per 50-min Session
Optum/United Healthcare Insurance Accepted
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.
You have taken the first step towards making a change, which is often the hardest. If you’re new to therapy, it is normal to feel unsure, cautious, or even scared. I believe my work is a calling, and I am privileged to start this journey with you!
My approach is driven by the therapeutic alliance you and I will use to identify what is most important to you. Through that we will create meaningful change together, whether that be through building a skills “tool belt,” implementing solution-focused exercises, or simply prioritizing a safe space for processing your emotions and allowing you to be heard. I can promise you a nonjudgmental presence and unconditional positive regard towards you as a person, whose life experiences and emotions matter.
How I Work
While my treatment areas primarily include depression and anxiety, I have also walked alongside clients as they navigate adjustments to major life stressors and transitions, such as divorce, loss, and illness. While I draw from different evidence based practices, my orientation is based in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. We will examine how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors interact through a non-judgmental, present focused lense. I am also experienced in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a highly effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While I have treated clients across the lifespan, my training and experience has focused on adolescents and young adults, as I deeply value joining individuals as they traverse these exciting and challenging transitional times.
Hillary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Masters in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Hillary’s previous experiences include outpatient individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as school and acute inpatient palliative practice. Several of Hillary’s previous cases are featured in manuscripts she co-authored that are awaiting publication; they address the efficacy of the trans-diagnostic model Unified Protocol in treatment of mood disorders. Hillary enjoys listening to and creating music, being active, and spending time with her senior cat May and her rescue dog Elliott Smith, who accompanies Hillary to work at AMC.”
Hillary is amazing! She is patient enough to unpack years' worth of suppressed emotions but also challenges me in ways that I can finally make noticeable changes towards better mental health. I would not have gotten through 2020 without her!