We all have an innate desire to be our best selves. Of course, we’re also human and often face obstacles that throw us off our path. Therapist Hattie Holland gets to know your unique story so that you can discover new perspectives and reconnect to yourself. The goal? Lasting change.
I believe that everyone possesses a drive to be the very best that they can be, but it is not easy being human! As we walk along our path, we can experience obstacles that make it difficult to know our next move; sometimes we need a new perspective to help us find our way again. I work with clients of all ages with many different types of struggles. My areas of expertise include anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, and interpersonal and marital relationships. I am LGBTQ-allied and non-monogamy allied. I work with college students/young adults, men, woman, non-binary individuals, children, and expectant or postpartum mothers.
Everyone’s paths and obstacles are different, which is why I take the time to build a relationship with my clients and get to know their own unique narrative. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and accepted. Together we will identify treatment goals and then small, manageable ways to meet your goals for lasting growth beyond therapy.
With my couples, I like to use the Gottman Method for rebuilding a lasting bond and healing from past incidents. It is important for couples to not only learn how to better navigate conflict but to rekindle what it was that made them fall in love in the first place. With evidence based practice, I can help couples to feel less stuck and more connected to one another.
If you are feeling the weight of life and can use a listening ear, I would love to have the opportunity to help you in any way that I can. With me, therapy will be what YOU need it to be. You are in charge of your life and are capable of great progress. My job is to assist you in clearing some of the fog that might be clouding your vision. Read on to get to know Holland more—and click here to set up an appointment.
What do you want for your clients?
I want them to come in and have that “Aha” moment, to think, “I’ve never thought about it that way.” I really want people to feel heard, understood, and accepted. It’s so rare in everyday life that we get a relationship like that.
What led you to this work?
I loved understanding human behavior and was drawn to private practice because you get to meet so many different people. At CFC, it doesn’t even feel like work; it feels like you belong.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to read anything. I love to draw. I’m also a huge Chicago Bears fan.
Favorite Ted Talk
“Where joy hides and how to find it,” from Ingrid Fetell Lee, who’s a designer, writer, and researcher. I actually have my own related project I’m doing, The Joy Project. It’s a blog about how to find joy in your everyday life. I will be posting updates to our website, as well as sending out new pieces in our newsletter!
Quote that sticks with you
“The earth has music for those who listen.” Some say Shakespeare said this, but no one seems entirely sure.
Anything else you want people to know?
I’m also the office administrator here, which means I’m one of the first people that you talk to when you call. Hope to chat with you soon!
6 Areas of Specialty
- Couples Counseling
- Individual Therapy
- Anxiety Treatment
- Personal Growth & Development
- Conflict Resolution
- Behavior Modification
Don’t let the title freak you out! I am not proposing that you put your phone on lockdown for the next 2 weeks (although your