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Holly Anderson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

With over 13 years of clinical experience I understand that successful treatment outcomes occur when the foundation of one’s therapeutic approach is holistic. We now know that our feelings, beliefs, attitudes, spiritual life and physical well-being are all intrinsically intertwined and thus essential to address all of these areas together and not separately like once believed. I practice with a variety of evidence based therapeutic methods some of these included: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Family Systems among additional long-standing effective interventions.

From our initial session you will find I work collaboratively with each of my clients. We work together to address pressing stressors; identify treatment goals and objectives; develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for the individual; explore any underlying/contributing factors; work together to identify new healthy coping skills that fit the individuals' certain coping style.

It is my belief that a sound therapeutic alliance is a critical part of effective treatment outcomes. I have found successful clients are actively involved in this joint effort, stick with it even when it is not always easy to do so and who are committed to their individualized plan of care.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state Illinois with over 13 years of clinical work. I have worked with number of populations with various disorders including: Anxiety Disorders (with and without trauma histories); Mood Disorders; Behavioral Disorders; Personality Disorders; Substance Abuse/Co-Occuroing Disorders; Grief/Loss; Internal Family Systems.
My Bachelor's degree is in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
I was also a Research Assistant at the University of Massachusetts for 2 years researching mindfulness skills and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques applied to Anxiety Disorders.
I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Iowa.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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License information

IL LCSW 149018939

Reviews

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Holly is the best! She’s so sincere and personable. I really enjoy my sessions with her!

Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Holly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She’s simply the best. Only after 2 sessions I feel she is providing me the help I need. I’ll continue with her for a long time

Written on Mar 04, 2023 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd