Hillary Pietricola, M.S., MHC-LP

Hillary Pietricola portraitTherapeutic Style: My therapeutic style is highly collaborative, and I view students as the experts on their own experiences. I am committed to helping them find strategies and resources that best support their personal growth and play to their strengths. I welcome feedback as a part of this process! While my theoretical orientation is primarily grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, I also integrate elements of dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and narrative therapy into my work. I strive to provide students with a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental space to express themselves and work towards their goals. I am also committed to providing trauma-informed care in order to promote a safe environment for all students stepping into my office.

Professional Interests: My areas of clinical interest include working with individuals dealing with disordered eating/eating disorders and body image issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and trauma. During my graduate internship, I received additional supervision on eating disorders and trauma-related issues. I have also previously facilitated a support group for survivors of domestic violence.

Group and Liaison Roles: For Fall 2023, I plan to serve as a member of the Barnes Center at The Arch’s Eating Disorder Treatment Team.

Educational Background: I received a bachelor’s degree in art history/archaeology and German from Bowdoin College, as well as a master’s degree in archaeology from the University of California – Los Angeles. After a career shift, my role as an academic advisor at Indiana State University inspired me to pursue a degree in counseling due to seeing how often my advisees’ struggles with their mental health impacted their academic performance. I received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Indiana State University, where I interned both in the Grosjean Counseling Clinic and the Indiana State University Student Counseling Center.

DEIA Trainings: Disability, Gender Identity, Racial/Ethnic Identity, Religion/Spirituality, Sexual Identity and Socioeconomic Status.