Amy Hollis is a Marriage and Family Therapist at the Mental Health & Wellness Center. She has worked with adolescents and their families in various capacities and settings for over 10 years. Amy has extensive training in diversity and inclusion, equity, and facilitating teen and parent groups in matters of social justice. She is also developing a career counseling program for veterans through the Veterans Center for Recreation and Education at the West LA campus. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a specialization in crime, law and social control from Wake Forest University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling with a specialization in clinical mental health from Saybrook University.
Amy’s approach is comprehensive and holistic. She draws from humanistic, client-centered, psychodynamic, CBT and systems-oriented modalities, among others. She prides herself in her warm, calm and grounded demeanor. Amy believes in and nurtures the possibilities available to teens and their families for healing, growth, connection and blossoming. In her spare time, Amy enjoys escaping into nature with her kids and exploring the creative arts through writing and improv. Amy’s lifelong dream has been to work with children, and this quote has always been her inspiration:
“But this is one reason they’re so exciting to work with; their vision is still clear.”
– from Madeleine L’Engle’s A Circle of Quiet