Holly Hengartner

Holly is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She earned a Bachelor of Psychology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. Holly has experience working in community mental health, school-based settings, and private practice. These experiences have allowed Holly to work with clients from diverse backgrounds, populations, and walks of life. During her time at Grow Well Cleveland she has continued to serve a variety of populations, particularly the LGBTQIA+ community.

Areas of focus in practice include helping those experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, stress, life transitions/adjustments, effects from trauma, and gender and sexuality related questions. She finds value in working with individuals to promote and improve healthy self-esteem and self-worth. Holly believes therapy is a journey of self-exploration, reflection, healing, and empowerment. Therapy can often help pinpoint unhealed wounds from the past that are impacting us in the present and blocking us from accessing our full potential best quality of life.

Holly believes therapy is a collaborative approach and enjoys working alongside clients to educate, support, and facilitate growth. She has training and experience in utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is an evidence-based treatment used for reprocessing trauma and shifting maladaptive beliefs into more adaptive ways of thinking. She often uses interventions based in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior behavioral therapy (including mindfulness), and person-centered therapy. Holly aims to assist clients in learning effective ways to manage their symptoms and general mental health to help improve overall functioning and well-being, all while getting to know themself on a deeper level.

Holly's preferred pronouns are she/her.