Hillary Thomas, LCSW (she/her)

Hillary Thomas, LCSW (she/her)

As a queer therapist, I have a unique appreciation for the bravery it takes to remain curious about yourself and live authentically. When we truly know ourselves, we can live our lives more intentionally and with a sense of empowerment.

All sorts of life events can bring about opportunity to re-define or reconnect with ourselves. 

I might be a good fit for you if:

  • You find yourself in the Supporting character role and want to be the Lead: Do you often find yourself becoming small to fit others’ expectations? Do you hold back on exploring your interests or speaking your mind? You may have a pattern of losing yourself in relationships (friends, family, or romantic) and want to explore why this happens and make changes so that you can be your full self with everyone. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to examine every curiosity. You deserve to write your own story. 

  • You are an LGBTQ+ Young Adult or Adult: Talking about gender and sexuality can be difficult, particularly if you are new in exploring this identity. In our day-to-day lives, judgements show up all the time -- “it’s a phase,” “you’re just confused,” “are you sure?” and invalidate our experience and process. You need a space to explore how you feel without judgement. 

  • You identify as Creative: Has your relationship with your art changed? Have you lost momentum for a personal project? Have you detached from your creative practice and lost motivation? Art is incredibly meaningful. The process of making art is a reflective, expressive outlet and a medium to share our lived experience. You may need a space to talk through your feeling of stuckness so you can restore your relationship with creativity. 

  • You have difficulty with self-esteem and anxiety: Notice the stories you’ve been told about yourself and the role they play in shaping you. Do negative opinions and past experiences quietly live inside you and hold you back? Don’t let your low self-esteem and anxieties take over. Let’s examine this, so you can become free to explore and expand. 

  • You are a young person at a crossroads: You may have just graduated high school, college, or are starting a new career entirely and are sitting with a lot of uncertainty. This uncertainty can easily lead you to feel overwhelmed -- even unmotivated, depressed, or anxious. Let’s examine this experience together, non-judgmentally, and see if there is a direction you want to lean into. 

My Background:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #77273) with a Master of Social Work degree from USC School of Social Work. I currently work at UCLA supporting students. I previously worked for several years in community mental health. I maintain a small private therapy practice in West Los Angeles, CA. Outside of work, I enjoy drawing and illustration, roller skating, and spending time in nature. I identify as Queer / Bi+. I feel honored to do this work.

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Gender: Female

Populations Served: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Non-Gay Men, Non-Gay Women, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Adults

Theoretical Orientations: Client Centered, Humanistic/Existential, LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic

Therapy Modes: Long Term, Individual Psychotherapy, Workshops

Degrees: LCSW

Academic Institute 1: University of Southern California

Year Graduated 1: 2014

License Number: LCSW #77273

License State: CA

Years in Practice: 3

Currently on Staff at: UCLA

Staff Title: Case Manager

Private Practice: Yes

Available for Emergency: No

Accept Interns: No

Insurance Accepted?: No

Fee Range: $150


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