Laura Hollahan, Psy.D. Psychotherapist Dr. Laura Hollahan is a postdoctoral psychology fellow specializing in the treatment of late adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, life stressors and transitions, self-esteem and self-worth, identity development, and trauma. She has a specialized focus on treating body image and eating concerns and women’s health issues. Dr. Hollahan uses a warm, compassionate, and person-centered approach with her clients, with the aim of creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space. She tailors her approach based on each client’s unique needs and differences, while upholding a lens of multicultural sensitivity. Her approach to treatment integrates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with interpersonal process and emotion-focused techniques. Her aim is to help clients unpack and work through difficult emotions, while learning ways to challenge unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. She also incorporates skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help clients cope with intense emotions and distress. While completing her internship at UNC Chapel Hill’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Dr. Hollahan worked with young adults with diverse sociocultural identities, and received training in individual and group therapy, risk assessment, and crisis intervention. While earning her doctoral degree, she received specialized training in women’s health issues, disordered eating and body image concerns, and children, adolescents, and families. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, community mental health, university counseling, and hospital settings. Dr. Hollahan earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in psychology from Teachers College Columbia University.