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Hilary Chentow(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-Life purpose & meaning-

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Professional statement

Hilary Chentow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with telehealth availability in WA, PA and DE. 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.

Message to clients

“I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost... I am helpless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I am in the same place.

But, it isn't my fault.

It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in. It's a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault. I get out immediately.

walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

― Portia Nelson, There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Women’s Emotional Wellness Center, Psychotherapist
Abington Jefferson Health, Behavioral Health Consultant

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


Pennsylvania: CW 019167 - Washington: LW61327233 - Delaware: Q1-0012096




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


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

Locations & Hours

Eastern Standard Time

Weekday 9-5

Tues eve hours

Sat morning hours


  • AARP (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Aetna (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • AmeriHealth (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • GEHA (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Independence Blue Cross (in-network in PA, DE)
  • Medicare (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Optum (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Premera Blue Cross (in-network in WA)
  • Quest Behavioral Health (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • Regence Blue Shield (in-network in WA)
  • Tricare (in-network in PA, DE)
  • UMR (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in PA, WA, DE)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in PA, WA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in WA)

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Hilary really understood my experience and was able to point out what I was in control of and what I was not in control of. It has really helped reframe my perspective and help get me through tough situations."
- Zencare client March 2023
"If you’re ready to do the work to improve your life and in turn the lives of those around you, she’s got your back!"
- Zencare client April 2023
"She is extremely authentic and down to earth, and her goal is to help you learn to care for yourself so you don’t need her."
- Zencare client April 2023
"I love Hilary; she has opened my eyes up to many issues."
- Zencare client November 2023

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