While working on her undergraduate degree, Hollie volunteered as a test site counselor at the Utah AIDS Foundation HIV testing sites. As a result of this volunteer work she came to realize that she wanted to focus her energy and training to becoming a professional therapist. During graduate school she worked in a variety of settings including the University of Phoenix Student Counseling Center and a residential treatment facility (Turning Point Residential Treatment) specializing in dual diagnosis of substance abuse, addiction, and mental illness. Shortly after beginning her doctoral program, she shifted gears and moved to private practice. As a private practitioner, she had the opportunity to further develop her skills as a therapist as she worked together with her patients to help them achieve their desired treatment goals.
In her spare time, Hollie likes to read, cook and bake, travel, and train for triathlons. Her motto: “It doesn’t have to be pretty. I don’t have to be thin. I don’t have to win. I just want to finish!”
B.S. in Women’s Studies (Gender Studies), University of Utah, 2000
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix, 2009
License: Clinical Mental Health Counselor, 2012
Presently Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, Argosy University