Resident in Counseling
Dr. Hilary Towers is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) at Revelations Counseling and Consulting. She earned her Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The George Washington University’s Center for Family Research in Washington D.C. Hilary worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology at George Washington University and served as project coordinator and research assistant, respectively, for two large behavioral genetic studies examining genetic and environmental influences on individual adjustment factors and relationships.
A non-resident scholar at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), Hilary’s work in behavioral genetics appears in a variety of academic journals and books, including Marriage and Family Review, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and Journal of Family Psychology. Her work on the subjects of marriage and divorce has also been published in an array of online journals, including: Public Discourse, Crux, CatholicVote, National Catholic Register, Ethika Politika, Institute for Family Studies, First Things, and National Review Online.
Hilary has been a guest speaker at the Catholic Women’s Symposium and invited to speak in media, workshops, and conferences on topics such as: “Cultivating Marital Commitment to Reduce Poverty”; “Commitment as an Antidote to ‘Moving On:’ The Role of Millennials in Reviving Lifelong, Faithful Marriage”; “Reviving Marriage: The Commitment Factor”; and “Marriage-Centered Communities: How to Build a Marriage Ministry in Your Parish”.
Hilary completed her counseling internship at Associated Clinical Services in Springfield, Virginia, and her residency at Revelations in Stafford, Virginia. She is experienced in counseling adolescents, adults, and couples. Her clinical interests include premarital counseling, marital counseling, trauma-related care, depression, anxiety, and spousal abandonment. Hilary’s primary treatment approaches are attachment-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and existential, and she is trained to allow for the optional integration of spiritual considerations into her therapeutic approach. She is working toward certification in logotherapy, a clinical approach developed by psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. Hilary has advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment of PTSD, and in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which she employs in her work with couples. She is a certified facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich program, an evidence-based approach to marital preparation and enrichment.
The mother of five children, Hilary and her family reside in Northern Virginia.