Hilary Henson M.F.T.
Who, where and what.

Hilary Henson MA MFT
1328 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024


MFC 39633

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Westwood. 

I see individuals, couples and families. I work with both children and adolescents on their own as well as with the whole family.  I enjoy play therapy with children, and find it so valuable as a way of working that I offer "grown-up playtime" to my adult clients as well, if they wish to try it.

I have a particular interest in the harm reduction approach to substance abuse. (To learn more, please see the Harm Reduction page of this website.)
Some of the other issues I have experience working with include:

  • incest survival
  • children and divorce
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • transitions, both good and bad
  • couples communication


I graduated from Oxford University in England with a degree in English, followed by a Masters degree in Social Anthropology.  I worked for many years in documentary film making.

After moving to the USA, I made a career change, and took a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  I did my clinical training at the nationally renowned Southern California Counseling Center, where I completed the two year family therapy training program, the post-modern therapy training program, the schools program and the group leadership program. 

I now supervise interns at the Counseling Center, and also teach at Antioch LA. For several years I ran groups for children dealing with divorce for the Culver City School district, in association with the Los Angeles Child Development Center.

As a transplant from England, I am particularly interested in helping others, both from Britain and elsewhere, adjust to the culture shock of living and working in LA.

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