I specialize in working with clients who are (a) intelligent, (b) motivated, and (c) hard-working. My clients already have the raw talent needed to excel in life but they're not operating at their full capacity. Together, we team up to explore what's holding them back and strategize on ways of tackling the obstacles. 

When working with adults I look for hidden lifelong patterns that, once exposed, release the client from being bound to old ways of thinking and behaving. Oftentimes these patterns carry across different situations, such as work, personal relationships, and self-esteem. For example, a person might always take on the role of the rescuer, neglecting their own selves in the process. Or feelings of sadness and anxiety may persistently affect someone's outlook on life.

When working with teenagers I empower them to find their voice, individuate and own their power, and heal from the experiences that have detracted from their confidence in themselves. Adolescents are sometimes reluctant to engage in therapy because they are afraid that they will be told what to do and how to think. Instead, the experience of my clients is that therapy is a place where their ideas, core personality, and preferences are given room to shine and grow.

Hillary Sinnott MFT


​To schedule an appointment call (650) 308-4593 or email me at hillarysinnott@gmail.com

'Often it is not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don't know how to be'

-Heath L. Buckmaster

University of San Francisco 
​Master’s Degree, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Child Development, Minor in Psychology