Hilary Chentow, Therapist in Pennsylvania — Zencare
Hilary Sweedler Chentow
Zencare Vetted

Hilary Sweedler Chentow

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Pennsylvania, Washington Accepting Online

Day time week day hours and some evening and weekend availability.

Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Hilary Chentow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in WA. Hilary works with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, situations, and mental health goals. She is passionate about supporting LGBTQ folks, especially those who would like to explore their gender. Many clients work with Hilary to find a sense of meaning as they go through major life transitions, which could include marriage, divorce, becoming a parent, switching careers, or moving to a new place. She also supports clients who struggle with chronic illness, the negative impacts of trauma, or those that would like to speak with someone before or after abortion



Hilary’s approach to therapy draws from many evidence-based therapy modalities. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients establish healthy coping skills and self-care routines. Clients also learn about the importance of recognizing negative or harmful thought patterns that lead them to assumptions or self-judgment. She is a holistic therapist who pays attention to the mind, body, and the spirit in her work, encouraging clients to find healing in all aspects of their lives. She often incorporates elements of mindfulness practices into her therapy sessions, which can look like deep breathing, mindful stretching, or visualizations.



Hilary earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. She takes a strengths-based perspective to working with clients, believing that each client comes to therapy with innate and unique strengths that can be used towards their own treatment. She enjoys helping clients reach their mental health goals and process through any roadblocks that arise.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Hilary Chentow is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 4 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 4 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Women’s Emotional Wellness Center, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2022
Abington Jefferson Health, Behavioral Health Consultant, 2016 - 2020

Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work, MSS, 2010
Macalester College, BA, 1993


Licensure

Pennsylvania: CW 019167

Washington: LW61327233


Languages

English