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Holly Davis, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style:

My style of therapy is integrative and strengths-based, including elements of interpersonal process, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral theories within a sociocultural and feminist therapy framework. I enjoy integrating mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions into my work, and especially value a collaborative approach to therapy and clients’ holistic wellness.

Supervision Style: 

Much like my therapeutic style, I approach supervision from a strengths-based and collaborative perspective. I strive to provide a balance of support and challenge that promotes enhancing existing strengths, learning new skills, and reaching goals, at a developmentally appropriate pace.

I believe that being a skilled mental health clinician means understanding the influence and intersection of both our professional roles and personal identities. Because of this, supervision with trainees will include in-depth case discussions, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and building new skills, as well as issues related to professional development and identity. Discussion of growth in multicultural competence and cultural humility is always interwoven throughout supervision.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include eating disorders, body image, size diversity and weight stigma, and I have a passion for promoting body positivity and body respect. My research background focused on experiences of body size/weight-related bias and oppression, which informs my work with individuals across the body size continuum. I enjoy supporting and helping the individuals I work with as they explore their relationships with health, weight, eating, and physical movement.

Other professional interests include: concerns that disproportionately impact women, working with survivors of sexual assault, and issues related to gender identity, sexuality, and sexual orientation. I strongly value my role as a queer-and trans-affirming therapist. I also love to work with students with relationship and family concerns, concerns related to identity development, and issues specific to graduate students.

In addition, I am enthusiastic about the power of outreach programming and prevention efforts to strengthen wellness and reduce stigma within our community.

I currently serve as the Practicum Coordinator at CCS, and am deeply committed to training developing therapists and supporting their professional development.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I enjoy facilitating the Women's Group (25+) at CCS and serving as the CCS liaison to the OSU Dance Department. I am also a member of the OSU Eating Disorder Treatment team and the OSU Body Image and Health Taskforce.

Educational Background:

I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. I earned a master's degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. I completed my doctoral internship at the University of Michigan.

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dog, spending time with loved ones, practicing yoga, taking dance classes, hiking, camping, watching movies, and spending time outdoors. I love to travel, try new things, and challenge myself to be adventurous, but also value curling up on the sofa with a good book.

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