Hillary Haarmann

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Hillary Haarmann Photo

About Me

Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals.

I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

I have experience working with adults and teenagers living with stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and chemical dependency. I help and support people going through major life transitions such as; new job, parenting, relationship stressors, grief/loss, etc.

I like to use cognitive behavioral therapy, challenging negative automatic thoughts, working towards a healthier self. I believe having a constructive view of the self is the first step to moving forward to achieve your goals. I like to concentrate on solution-focused therapy using client’s goals as their motivation to better themselves.

I want to assist my clients to find their own empowerment. I offer my clients new perspectives while focusing on their strengths and support them in their journey towards the life they want and deserve.

I look forward to working with you. I believe the client-therapist team is an extremely powerful partnership that can bring about positive change.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you,

Hillary


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2006034925 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kind and understanding. Persistent.

Written by S.H. on Aug 30, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Though we have only had one session and exchanged a few messages I am so confident going forward because Hillary made it obvious right away that she cares. She is kind, really listens, and gives great advice. I am so grateful for her

Written by R.I. on Aug 30, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Hillary has helped me work through issues in my past that have caused me to have strong negative reactions to various stressful situations, and now I am better able to control my reactions to those situations and help bring myself to a more calm state of mind. In addition, I have issues with mental processing while in social situations, and Hillary has helped me learn how to center myself, be aware, and take control of my moment so that I am able to function effectively. Highly recommended!

Written by M.E. on Aug 28, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Hillary has been wonderful. I reached out to Better Help during one of the scariest and most turbulent times of my life, and Hillary was able to roll with the punches while also acknowledging all of my feelings at each session. She kept me grounded and reminded me to take care of myself. She is very easy to talk to and I would highly recommend her to others who need support and guidance during a rough time.

Written by R.A. on Jul 13, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Working with Hillary has been almost definitely the best decision that I have made for myself. I am amazed at how far that I have come, how I feel now (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually), how I feel able to express myself, and how I'm choosing to look at myself and the world - a sometimes difficult, but ultimately truly rewarding, process; and guided by Hillary's many years of expertise. I am looking forward to continue our journey together.

Written by T.H. on Jul 11, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Hillary has been very helpful. She always listens actively and asks clarifying questions to make sure she understands what I’m expressing. She is very good at positive affirmation and pushing me to dive deeper into my thoughts and feelings without ever pushing her own views or trying to sway me in one way or another.

Written by B.R. on Jul 01, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

Hillary has been fast and efficient with our time together. She has been quick to work with my pressing issues and is responds rapidly to any messages outside of our scheduled time.

Written by I.S. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Hillary is the perfect therapist for me. It took me a long time to be connected with the right therapist, but my sessions with Hillary are worth the journey to get here. She is kind, authentic, detail-oriented, and really cares. She makes me feel heard and understood — and checks in on me when we haven’t spoken for a few days.

Written by N.E. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Hillary just makes me feel better. She helps make sense of the jumbled mess that my life has become.

Written by E.M. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I highly recommend Hillary to anyone who wants a therapist that will do more than just regurgitate what you’re saying. She gives actual advice and insight on situations, is kind and caring, prompt at replying, and doesn’t talk down on you or judge. She will definitely help you through hard times and not make you feel like you deserve what you’re going though (which I have personally experienced with another therapist in the past). She is very flexible with her appointments and does everything she can to support you in the best ways possible.

Written by C.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

Hillary has been crucial for my development and ease into therapy again. She is wonderful at guiding me through the process of understanding why I do what I do and how to continue to develop my awareness to retrain my thoughts to be more engaging and positive with the life I want to live. She has been instrumental in helping me get and stay sober by allowing me to be open, honest, and get objective feedback. Wouldn't be where I am without her!

Written by I.V. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Beautiful soul. Angel✨ Thank you! ❤️

Written by J.A. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I like that she didn’t waste any time on my first appointment. I’ve had counselors ask tons of questions first to get to know me and diagnose me when I really just needed to talk. Hillary lets me do that. I feel very comfortable talking with her.

Written by S.I. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love working with Hillary! She listens and takes thorough notes of our conversations. She replies in a timely manner and makes me feel very supported. I feel like she truly cares and takes the time to provide resources and support!

Written by C.Y. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've really enjoyed working with Hillary. She is genuine and kind, and I always feel completely supported in the issues we've been discussing. I also appreciate that she checks in every so often during the week- its nice to have someone to talk to and it helps me remember things from our sessions throughout the week.

Written by K.E. on Mar 07, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks

Very supportive, timely. Kind.

Written by M.I. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have really enjoyed working with Hillary over the last few weeks. I am a therapist so choosing a therapist with a well mastered skill set and relevant experience was very important to me. We were able to build rapport quickly and she’s an excellent listener. Her feedback is both respectful but encourages me to be introspective. I like that she gives me some homework and things to think about in between sessions because a lot of the work happens in between meetings. I would highly recommend Hillary.

Written by T.R. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Hillary is an amazing person. She is professional, kind, caring, and can often articulate my concerns better than I can. She does a great job of listening, offering up tools to overcome any obstacle both immediately and in the future.

Written by A.L. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Hillary is caring and sympathetic. She checks in often and is eager to help me with my anxiety. I am so happy I am able to work with her!

Written by G.R. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Hilary has been very kind, respectful and helpful to me this far. She clearly works hard at what she does.

Written by T.O. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Hillary is easy to talk to and eager to help. She always reaches out if I've been quiet for a few days. Highly recommended!

Written by Z.A. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief

Hillary has been very helpful and extremely responsive. She gives me techniques to feel better and address my issues in a productive way. She is also very kind and supportive, I highly recommend her.

Written by N.I. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

This is my first time participating in therapy and So far Hillary has been very helpful with reaching out and checking on me. We’ve only done one session so far but I’m excited for our next

Written by J.O. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have nothing but great things to say about Hillary! She is responsive, kind, understanding, knowledgeable, and supportive - but she also knows when to challenge me when I need it. She is a wonderful therapist and she has helped me so much in the months that I have been seeing her.

Written by P.A. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

I've only talked with Hillary for a few weeks now and I feel SO MUCH better. She has helped me confront my irrational thoughts in a way i never thought I would ever be able to get rid of them. She checks in often and has been an extraordinary help to me.

Written by J.U. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Hillary is kind, reliable, dedicated, and extremely helpful. She made me feel so comfortable and I always left our sessions feeling better. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a gentle, consistent, and understanding counselor.

Written by E.M. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Hillary for almost 6 months now and she is the absolute best! She is so supportive and reaches out often to check in.

Written by S.O. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Hillary has been working with me for the past 5 months. Every session has been amazing. Cannot thank her enough for the progress I have seen in my mental health. Thank you.

Written by G.R. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I am one session in with Hillary and already am feeling comfortable and excited to begin this journey. I was feeling nervous and anxious about the process but that feeling was immediately quashed. Hillary offers great insight as well as relevant resources to assist with personal insight. I look forward to moving forward with her help.

Written by C.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

She makes me feel like I’ve known her for quite a while and that I’m sharing my thoughts and receiving advice with/from a friend!

Written by J.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Hillary is a wise and caring counselor whose expertise spans across many areas. I have been amazed at how she has helped me with post-trauma, anxiety, and focus issues.

Written by C. . on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks

Hillary has done an amazing job helping me navigate a very difficult time. She is readily available, offers sound advice and truly cares.

Written by R.U. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She has been great and very helpful. Always comes to our meetings with new things to talk about. Even in the few weeks I have been working with her I have really been able to improve on so many things. She really listens to what you are saying and responds in a very helpful way.

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Hillary is a great counselor because she shows so clearly that she cares. Instead of only speaking once a week, she takes time to send messages in between sessions so that you can work through issues as they present themselves. I would recommend Hillary to any person looking for a counselor, especially if you are new to counseling. I have never done counseling before and I can already see the progress I am making.

Written by T.R. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She's amazing!

Written by J.O. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

If you've found Hillary, you are in good hands. She is compassionate, warm, and perceptive. She will listen and make you feel safe, while also picking up on ideas and clues that lead to constructive and wonderful conversations about your path ahead. Hillary has brought light to every topic I have discussed with her- can't recommend enough!

Written by C.A. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks

She is amazingly supportive as I am going through this awful time she has been very caring, encouraging, and willing to listen and help with her opinions and expertise.

Written by L.I. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Hillary Haarmann has been an AMAZING counselor. One of the best I've ever had.

Written by J.O. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and bipolar disorder

Hillary really listens and is quick to respond with the most helpful advice and understanding. She really helps put my brain on the right track!

Written by R.Y. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

I could not be any more happy with Hillary. She reaches out almost everyday to check on me and make sure I'm doing well. This seems like much more than a job to her, it takes a special person to care so much about a complete stranger. I've never felt uncomfortable or pressured into talking about anything I didn't want to. She always has new advice and a fresh way for me to try and look at things. This has been a great experience and I believe anyone who has her to talk to is fantastic hands.

Written by J.I. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Hillary is fantastic! She has been helping me with a lot of family/ booze issues in the last couple of months. Wonderful listener and also keeps me on task for the goals that I am working on. She is very easy to talk to. Can’t say enough good things!

Written by S.K. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Hillary is amazing to work with. She is understanding and will always meet you right where your needs currently are even if they change. She establishes a personable yet professional connection with her clients and I never feel any shame telling her my issues.

Written by A.H. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Hillary has been a tremendous help for me and she is one to care and show genuine interest, pays attentions and is really understanding. Whoever ends up with her is lucky since I have had a counselor before her that was very different.

Written by A.M. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Hillary is a wonderful counselor. She keeps me on track. She skillfully knows and understands my psyche. She keeps me from wandering to unimportant subjects and always keeps the focus on me. She is great!

Written by L.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Hillary is supportive, compassionate, positive, and intelligent. I’m honestly getting way more out of online counseling than I expected. The level of support she gives is very helpful in making the deep, lasting changes I am going for. I highly recommend working with Hillary. She will meet you where you are and assist you in moving forward gently yet powerfully.

Written by S.Y. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Hillary for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is wonderful and caring.