Hillary Follis, LMSW
I believe anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy. Taking care of ourselves is crucial. Therapy is the ultimate form of self-care. It is a way to take time for ourselves and slow down in the midst of our busy lives, and practice being mindful and living in the present. This practice is especially important for those struggling with infertility, postpartum anxiety and depression, and the issues that arise during pregnancy and for new parents. This phase of life can be wrought with anxiety, depression, life transitions, role transitions, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties.
I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and my Master’s of Social Work through Loyola University Chicago. I have a background in clinical mental health with adults, children, adolescents, LGBTQ, and school social work.
Through my own experience with infertility, I discovered the need for more awareness of and support for maternal mental health, which led me to where I am today. I have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International, and 85-hour training in prenatal and postnatal yoga through Sweet Momma Yoga. I am a big believer in the relationship between yoga and mental health, and like to incorporate aspects of yoga and meditation into my therapy practice whenever appropriate. In addition to therapy services, I offer private and in-studio prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction, as well as yoga for fertility.
Together we can acknowledge the struggles that so commonly arise during this phase of life in an approachable, relatable, and relaxed environment. Using a blend of therapeutic techniques, I can help you gain confidence, support and coping skills, and feel empowered.