Mountain living offers us many wonderful benefits, including incredible outdoor opportunities for recreation, clean air, and small-town support and community. Yet the stress of managing work, finances, and family obligations including raising self- sufficient kids can prove to be challenging no matter where we live. To maximize the benefits of mountain life and the opportunities available to us here in Summit County, it’s important to learn how to manage daily stress in a healthy and effective way. As the founder of Mountain Life Counseling & Coaching, I work together with my clients to promote healthy growth and increased wellness through a collaborative, strength-based and flexible approach. I welcome anyone who may be feeling overwhelmed by life stressors that often originate from school, family, peers, work, performance, and the uncertainty of the future.
As the founder of Mountain Life Counseling & Coaching, I utilize current, brief, evidence-based interventions to relieve symptoms, develop emotional intelligence and empower clients to reach their full potential. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing an action plan using the following preferred treatment interventions:
Evidence - Based
Person - Centered
Strength - Based
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important indicators for successful treatment outcomes. The right fit is very important and it can take time to find a therapist that works best with your personality and style. In other words, if you don't feel a
sense of connection with your therapist, you cannot build the kind of trust and rapport that is essential for movement through barriers towards lasting change. During our phone consultation, I will give you a sense of my treatment style and let you decide whether my approach fits well with your needs.
Hillary is educated as a Master Social Worker from the University of Utah and has her License in Clinical Social Work. Her experience includes individual, group and family counseling in a local community mental health setting. During that time, she frequently collaborated with local Park City schools, Summit County courts, Peace House, and other local community partners. In addition to her clinical training, Hillary pursued her Coach training through
the University of Texas-Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching Program. The coaching perspective, combined with her clinical training provides a unique therapeutic experience that empowers clients to make positive and lasting change.
The practice of Coaching assists clients with forward movement in their lives. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed with stress related to work/life balance, relationships, parenting or future goal setting, Coaching may help you move through barriers towards positive change.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, many are able to recover motivation, perspective, and joy for life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. Therapy may help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday