Dora Holliday is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist who works with teens and adults in individual, family, and group settings to assist in developing and reaching therapeutic goals to improve mental, emotional, and physical health. Dora believes in collaborative treatment, compassionately addressing the whole person to identify individual strengths, skills, and resources to empower healing and transformation in a supportive and safe environment.
Dora was motivated during her undergraduate studies while working with children as they experienced art and art making. It was at this time; Dora came to appreciate the ability of art to express emotions and experiences that would not otherwise have an avenue to be communicated. Over the years Dora was further inspired by the belief that as one comes through difficult times they reach back and help someone else find their way through the darkness. These experiences culminated in art therapy and the pursuit of a degree in counseling leading to a deeper understanding of how trauma and events impact the body, mind, and spirit.
Dora holds a dual Master of Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College. After graduation Dora began working in Northeast Ohio as a counselor with a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary (CDCA-P) certification, providing therapeutic services for addiction recovery to adults and families, as well as therapeutic services assisting children and adolescents with adjustment to life changes, grief, divorce, and crisis support.
Now Dora practices in Arizona where she has served clients and families in reaching their therapeutic goals addressing trauma and abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, eating disorders, OCD, and personality disorders.
Over the last five years, Dora has garnered the respect of patients and staff by providing a consistent, confident presence and upholding ethical standards for client care.
Dora has approached treatment from a trauma informed perspective, involving developmental/childhood abuse and trauma through adulthood, utilizing CBT, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, Bilateral Guided Drawing, DBT and Art Therapy.
Dora holds a level 1 certification as a trauma professional CCTP-1.
At the time of her graduation Dora was recognized with the Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence from the Counseling and Art Therapy Department at Ursuline College.