Hillary Lindsay, M.Ed
In life we have to overcome many obstacles, that can cause us to feel alone and defeated. You don’t have to go through these times alone, and with guidance you can claim victory over your challenges. My therapeutic perspective, is rooted on an integrative approach of strength and solution focused based, with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that an individual can use their strengths, and strive towards their ambitions to accomplish a sense of happiness and a life worth living. This involves understanding that the way that we think, relies on our actions and our perception of life. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”
I am a Psychotherapist at Premier Academy doing Behavioral and Play Therapy. I assist children with meeting their needs and identifying their strengths in an effort to explore the most effective approaches to overcoming difficulties. I explore past events and examine their belief/value system to bring the child to a more comfortable place in life. As part of their journey, the child will gain better coping skills, expressing their feelings, relationship skills, understanding positive behavior, and discover a greater sense of hope, self-awareness, and life satisfaction.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, minor in Human Development and Family Studies at The University of Alabama. I also have a Masters of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. I have been trained in a number of areas, including individual and family therapy, group counseling, crisis intervention, addiction recovery, substance abuse and addiction, and clinical assessing and diagnosing. I have experience in a variety of areas including stress management, therapeutic exercise, relapse prevention, anger management, behavioral issues, family/parenting issues, adult mental health issues (i.e. depression, and anxiety), play therapy, and child mental health issues (i.e. emotional instability, and attention deficiencies).