Holley has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from Abilene Christian University. She is experienced in treating adults and teens with depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual/emotional/physical trauma, anger management, and grief/loss. Additionally, Holley is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been proven effective with trauma and works to identify and change negative beliefs one holds about themselves.
She enjoys working with couples and is educated in the Prepare and Enrich method of couples counseling as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy, which helps her focus on the attachment needs of each partner to help them reconnect. Holley has experience with the LGBTQ community and is skilled in working with couples as well as individuals who are interested in transitioning genders. She is also trained in Family Systems, which she utilizes in individual work especially those with complex trauma in their past. Holley employs mindfulness practices with clients in and out of the session.
Prior to joining Dallas CTC, Holley worked at an outpatient counseling center providing individual, couples, and family therapy. Before that, she served as the lead counselor within a maternity and family intervention program where she provided care to foster families, young women aging out of foster care, pregnant women, and children whose families were fostering. While in this role, she also provided treatment to women who were seeking adoption for their child throughout the pre- and post-adoption process.
Holley was born and raised in East Texas and has lived in the Dallas area for the last five years after completing graduate school in West Texas. She loves sports and is a big fan of the Texas Rangers. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies from her large collection. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, crossfit, and spending time with friends.