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Hilary MacGregor

Hilary MacGregor, AMFT | License #: 131718
Supervised by Lynne V Rosen, LCSW | LCS 19324

“The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.”

Rebecca Solnit

Hilary MacGregor, AMFT | License #: 131718
Supervised by Lynne V Rosen, LCSW | LCS 19324


Hello. So glad you’re here. Asking for help can be hard. You’ve already taken the first step.

Are you living the life you want to live? Or the story someone else wrote for you? 

The world is so loud. Whether it is society, school, work, family, social media, religion, or friends, there are so many voices telling us how we ‘should’ be. With all that noise, it can be hard to hear our own voice. Living out of alignment with ourselves can lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, depression and psychic pain.

Our job, together, is to create a calm, safe space where you can tune in to yourself, connect with yourself, learn to accept yourself, and figure out how to live a life that honors your values and the desires of your heart. 

I lived in Japan for five years and worked at the Los Angeles Times for 12 and I believe the stories we tell ourselves affect the way we live our lives. My experience informs my outlook; I believe in racial and social justice and view the world through a feminist lens. My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming, strength-based, and trauma informed.

I bring passion to my work with

Creatives, couples, children, teenagers, and those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, and life-transitions. 

People raised in families with mental illness.

Those who have experienced trauma or difficult parent-child relationships.

Persons who engage in mothering – from before conception through empty nesting.


My name is Hilary and I am an Associated Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena (AMFT, License # 131718), with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch and a specialization in Child Studies.  I have a BA in Philosophy from Wellesley College and an MS from Columbia Journalism School. I worked for the Los Angeles Times for 12 years and lived in Japan for five.

I am a mother, an adventurer, and a story-teller. I trained in Narrative Therapy at Miracle Mile Community Practice, and then at The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, using a psychodynamic lens to work with clients relationally, and confront problems in the here and now.

I am supervised by Lynne V Rosen, LCSW | LCS 19324, who specializes in Narrative Therapy and somatic techniques, and I’m currently working with students of every age in Burbank public schools through the Family Service Agency of Burbank.



In the room my style is curious, collaborative and non-judgemental.

I will offer insights and observations, but I believe clients are the experts in their own lives. I believe context matters. While we must work with the cards we are dealt, I believe racial, sexual, and other systemic injustices affect how we see ourselves, each other, and the world. 

I believe every client is unique and my treatment and planning will be tailored to you and your needs. Together, we will figure out what that looks like.

Hilary MacGregor, AMFT | License #: 131718
Supervised by Lynne V Rosen, LCSW | LCS 19324


Q: How much does therapy cost? Sessions cost $130 to $200 a session.
Q: Do you offer therapy on a sliding scale? I offer a limited number of sliding scale slots. If you are interested in therapy please do not let financial worries keep you from reaching out.
Q: Do you take insurance? I don't take insurance but I provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance and will help you with the process.
Q: Do you do telehealth? I prefer to meet in person but I also offer telehealth and hybrid. All clients must reside in the state of California.
Q: What kinds of therapy do you offer? I provide therapy to individuals ages seven and up, couples, and families.
Q: How long do I need to go to therapy before I feel better? No two people are alike. Deep work takes time but can also happen quickly. Typically therapy takes a few months to a year. We will stay open and check back on this as we go.
Q: How do I find the right therapist for me? Finding the right therapist is like dating. For therapy to work you need to find someone you connect with in the room. It can take a few sessions to know if someone is a good fit. It’s important to listen to your gut, and think about what you want. I offer 15 minutes phone consultations if you have questions.

For a free 15 minute consultation,

Hilary MacGregor, AMFT | License #: 131718
Supervised by Lynne V Rosen, LCSW | LCS 19324
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