Mary Hill is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Rhode Island and is trained as a generalist, meaning she is able to accompany and support clients through a variety of life struggles. She holds a special place in her heart for persons who have undergone any significant trauma – experienced either in childhood or more recently. She has received extensive trauma recovery training through her work at the PTSD clinic within the VA Hospital. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She facilitated weekly DBT groups, is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) and has had some training for competency in Prolonged Exposure (PE). Mary also has competence in treatment skills needed for a full range of adult patients including the geriatric population. Her therapeutic approach is psychodynamic in style and she often uses cognitive and solution focused techniques in therapy, based on the individual needs of the client. Her professional experience encompasses treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, life adjustment difficulties, and all types of grief, especially child loss. She finds it to be an honor to accompany and support others through the difficult periods of their lives as they journey toward healing and living a more fulfilling life.
Mary holds a Bachelors Degree (BA) from Boston University. She also holds an MSW from Catholic University where she was on the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society and Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society.