Holly earned her Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Human Development from DePaul University. She has extensive experience working with clients in behavioral medicine and emotional wellness type settings. Holly enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, attachment, adoption, trauma related issues, and family difficulties.
Holly’s skill-based counseling approach is accepting, empathic, and strength focused. She generally uses a variety of therapies and approaches, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relational therapy, the strengths-based approach, and mindfulness. Holly also has experience in working with children with play therapy and believes that vital skills and processing can be achieved through play.
Holly provides her clients with tools to effectively manage their emotions, gain self-awareness, and learn to develop problem solving and communication skills. She believes the therapeutic journey is a collaborative process and will focus her interventions to meet her client’s needs. Her hope for her clients is overall self-acceptance, self-compassion, and to be able to manage intense and difficult emotions. Holly’s overall goal is to enhance one’s strengths that will allow each individual to grow, heal, and accept your journey.