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Hilary Kennedy, LMFT
I love providing help, and a safe place to be seen and heard so that folks can access their own hope and resiliency.

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Hilary Kennedy, LMFT

Location

Licensed in

CA

Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Transitions, whether positive or challenging can get overwhelming sometimes. We all go through different phases of life that may cause grief and stress. If you are feeling worried, on edge, experiencing sadness, or encountering roadblocks in relationships, you do not have to go through it on your own. Therapy is a supportive, objective resource and a safe space to process these emotions, explore identity, challenge patterns of thinking, and gain tools and stability. Applying your strengths to support growing edges, I hope to reaffirm your connection with your intuition, assist you in embracing self-acceptance, offer varying perspectives to gain awareness, and foster cognitive flexibility.

My theoretical approach is humanistic; embracing the uniqueness and diversity of every individual, and eclectic; drawing from evidence-based modalities that work best for you.

I draw heavily from my training and background in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children and their families. I view my clients from a psychodynamic lens and apply strategies of Internal Family Systems (IFS) to support clients with the parts of themselves they have shut off or are causing them strife. I also use IFS to explore inner child work and attachment styles.

Education

BA - Language Studies, UC Santa Cruz

MA - Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

MA.Ed - Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling, Alliant International University

Dual Teaching Credentials (Education Specialist - Mild/Moderate, Multiple Subject), Dominican University of CA

Traineeship/Associateship, Social Advocates for Youth and School-Based Counseling

Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

License Number and State

CA 127104

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a therapist because I have always been drawn to people and their stories. I am fascinated by individuals and am always in awe of what they have endured to become who they are. I love providing help, and a safe place to be seen and heard so that folks can access their own hope and resiliency.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy walking my dog Frodo, watching cheesy romantic comedies, and going for hikes in the woods.

What book have you read more than once?

I love the book No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz, as I am heavily influenced and fascinated by Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts work.