Hillary Schoninger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL who specializes in working with children, teens, couples, families, parents, and adults across the lifespan. She has expertise in trauma, depression, anxiety, and mindfulness. She also has extensive experience working with women who are going through life transitions, including career changes, getting married, becoming a mother, and entrepreneurs.
Hillary is a strength-based therapist who takes an insight-oriented approach. She utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness practices, and Supportive Therapy. She has the unique ability of helping people recognize their strengths and resilience. Many of her sessions incorporate psychoeducation, so clients can have a better understanding of their symptoms. She is also trained in yoga and enjoys incorporating yoga philosophy into sessions, when appropriate.
Hillary is empathic and strives to offer a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can work through the challenges they are facing. Before opening her private practice, she worked as a crisis worker for Chicago.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Hillary can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Water For Your Garden Psychotherapy, 2012 - Present
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, 2010 - 2014