With such wisdom, kindness, and empathy, Hillary guided me on the bumpy and beautiful rollercoaster of first-time motherhood. I was fortunate to have Hillary’s support and cannot say enough wonderful things about her and her process—she’s incredible!
Originally obtaining her MBA and working in management for 10 years, she found her life calling and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her goal is to guide parents to manage the trickiest, darkest feelings that accompany the difficulties of parenting through self compassion, self care, and boundary setting. In tandem, she offers practical strategies to address the most taxing feelings, behaviors and issues that child rearing brings. At the core of all of her work is empathy. Empathy for the parents. Empathy for the children. Life is tricky and complex. Love and compassion is always at the core of every solution.
Not many psychologists have the combination of business savvy, clinical insights, and practical experience raising a family while working, which Dr. Hillary Goldsher brings to her practice. There’s still a voicemail saved on my phone from advice she lovingly offered our family 4 years ago before a cross-country move. If you’re seeking a therapist who can listen, empathize and guide you into your own power and transformation, there’s no better choice..
The notion that parenting takes a village is compelling for a reason. Raising children is the most amazing, precious, otherworldly experience. It is also incredibly difficult. It can cause confusion, overwhelm, frustration, sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, insecurity and more. Seeking help in this arena is not a sign of failure or underperformance. Rather, it is an acknowledgement that support in this arena should be considered a natural extension of the parenting experience. We all need a little help in this complicated and treasured journey. The goal is to guide you to your parenting intuition—not to replace it with mine. To help you identify, stand in and build confidence around what is right for you and your family. To implement boundaries, structure and loving support with a sense of clarity and serenity.
Hillary is truly a kid-whisperer. I’m a mom to three young kids and, through the years, have had a number of questions about the best ways to transition my children through some major changes in their lives. Most recently, I called Hillary to help me plan for the transition of my live-in nanny, who had cared for my kids for 5 years. She was family. Needless to say, I was absolutely dreading the change because I feared it would forever traumatize my kids. So, I called Hillary. She immediately put me at ease and assured me we could get through this transition unscathed with some advance planning. She listened closely to my concerns and then developed clear plan for me to execute in the weeks leading up to my nanny’s departure. Fast forward six months, I have happy, well-adjusted kids, who embraced the change like champs. Not only was Hillary’s plan immensely effective, it was a piece of cake to apply. Her guidelines were clear but caring, and always put the children’s emotions first. Simply, Hillary is the complete package: a nurturing mom to young kids herself; an utmost professional who provides science-driven and tested advice; a sympathetic friend who quickly identifies the root of your issues; and a genuinely caring human being. Hillary … thank you for the years of wonderful advice, and for caring about the wellbeing of my kids as if they were yours!