Hilary Halpern, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) Clinician
Hilary Halpern is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Hilary is also enrolled in a Masters of Education at Alliant International University to obtain her Pupil Personnel Services Credential. This is her second year with Social Advocates for Youth. Prior to her associateship, Hilary taught for 3 years as a resource specialist in Petaluma City Schools.
SAY Mental Health services are on campus to help address and remove any emotional or behavioral barriers that prevents a student from being present and successful in school. We assist students by exploring challenges and developing healthy coping strategies designed to decrease feelings such as anxiety and depression. Referrals for outside services for families can be provided when the need is at a higher level and requires further support. Hilary will be at Gateway School on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm. She works in the counseling clinic at SAY on Wednesdays and Thursdays.