Hilary Bucell, MM

Clinical Intern, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Hilary Bucell, MM, is a clinical intern in the Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a second-year master’s degree candidate at the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she is in the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) training program and specializes in clinical practice. Ms. Bucell has extensive experience delivering mindfulness-based interventions and is a qualified teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), with additional training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). She spent almost two years teaching and studying mindfulness-based interventions throughout East and Southeast Asia. Ms. Bucell is practiced in delivering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and evidence-based trauma-informed treatments. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with severe emotional dysregulation, suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, substance dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression, as well as those who have experienced intimate partner violence.

Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Ms. Bucell served as a clinical intern at STEPS to End Family Violence, where she provided trauma counseling to inmates at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. Ms. Bucell also created and ran a weekly trauma-informed mindfulness practice group for STEPS clients.


  • Mindfulness-based Pain and Illness Management, Breathworks United Kingdom
  • Intern, STEPS to End Family Violence Criminalized Survivors Program, New York, NY
  • Crisis Counselor, Crisis Textline, United States
  • Peer Support for Youths Suicide Prevention Counselor, Singapore, Singapore


  • MSSW, Columbia University, New York, NY (expected 2019)
  • MM, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BM, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY