My name is Holly. I received both my BSW and MSW from Madonna University. I have received extensive training from both school and my practicum experience.
I want to provide a safe space for all of my clients. Everyone’s journey in life is different and there are many ups and downs that people experience. I want to be a sounding board and helping, guiding hand for my clients in overcoming hardships that they may be facing.
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Why did you decide to become a mental health professional?
For as long as I could remember, I wanted to go into a field where I was able to help others. I also wanted to work with kids and thought about teaching and nursing for awhile. However, as time went on and I learned more about mental health, my own included, I knew that is where my
heart was leading me. I have overcome my own mental health struggles and I wanted to be a safe space for others. I decided to become a mental health professional because I have been helped myself by mental health professionals and know how beneficial it can truly be. I want to help others in their coping strategies and help them grow as a person. I want to let people know they are not alone.
Bachelor’s in Social Work-Madonna University 2022
Master’s in Social Work-Madonna University 2023
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy(ACT)
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love Mala! The environment is relaxing and inviting. I think my favorite thing about my job is that I learn something new everyday.
What is your ultimate wish for every client?
I wish for every client to leave the office in a better mood than when they arrive. I also hope that through our work together we are able to make strides to help them meet the goals they have set.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is by Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”
Who is someone who inspires you?
I am inspired by Selena Gomez. I think it is very brave that she is sharing her struggles with mental health and being so open about something that many people struggle with and may feel embarrassed about.
What is your favorite self-help book?
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. By Jen Sincero