Hillary Carmona, LCSW

Hillary Carmona, LCSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Oklahoma #5968,  Texas #107139

Area of Focus:

Trauma-informed individual and group counseling for individuals aged 12 and up who are struggling to heal from the impacts of:

  • Domestic violence (DV)
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Sexual assault (SA) and exploitation
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Institutional abuse
  • Attachment issues
  • Codependency
  • Co-parenting with an abuser
  • Secondary trauma

Safety planning and crisis intervention through:

  • Domestic violence
  • Co-parenting with an abuser
  • Civil and criminal legal matters related to DV/SA
  • Suicidality
  • Self-harm
  • Triggers and flashbacks
  • Trauma related mental health crises


M.S.W. with a concentration in Children & Families, Eastern Michigan University
B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish, University of South Carolina

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Professional Background

Hillary is a licensed clinical therapist in both Oklahoma and Texas, currently providing virtual services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence for a non-profit victim advocacy agency in a rural setting.

Hillary has been providing individual and group therapy since beginning her career in 2014, and has worked with both children and adults. She practices from a trauma-informed perspective that aims to highlight the survival skills of her clients and builds upon their innate strengths to empower confidence in healing. Hillary is committed to helping her clients break cycles of trauma and abuse by offering education and support surrounding healthy relationships, boundaries and communication skills, and coping strategies through complex post-traumatic stress symptoms. It is important to Hillary that her clients also learn, and have normalized, the range of common trauma responses and understand the mind-body connection so they can work toward trusting themselves and others again.

While she primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral (CBT) approach, Hillary enjoys incorporating various therapeutic methods to connect with her clients. She believes it is ultimately the relationship that heals, especially after an individual has experienced interpersonal trauma, and therefore it’s helpful to seek out unique activities that will cater to each client’s unique needs.

Hillary has a background in criminal justice which she carries into her work with clients who are involved with legal matters. She can assist her clients in preparing for civil and criminal court hearings and offer guidance and advocacy regarding the law and safety measures available.

Hillary is passionate about raising education and awareness surrounding the numerous societal misconceptions that are harmful to victims of interpersonal violence. She facilitates and leads events annually in her community during October’s domestic violence awareness month and April’s sexual assault awareness month, and hosts public discussions on her agency’s social media pages centered around the importance of believing and supporting survivors of violence.