The Inspired Office: Holly's Office in Aberdeen, SD.

Meet Holly.



Dr. Holly is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides evidence-based assessment and intervention to children, adolescents, and adults. She assists individuals and families with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship/marital issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADHD, family problems, eating disorders, spiritual concerns, and issues of life change.


How long have you been in private practice? 


I’ve been in private practice as a clinical psychologist since 2012. Prior to that, I was a psychologist in the Air Force from 2008 to 2012.


How long have you been in your current office?


I have been in my current clinic since 2012, but recently moved into my new office room in Fall 2018.



What has changed the most about your space?


When this office room became available, the first thing I did was put in new carpet (removed old brown shag carpet), painted the walls a soothing color (from dark green to a blue/grey), and picked out a nice rug that all of the furniture could touch for a sense of grounding.


What is you favorite thing about your office? 

The windows! I did not have windows in my previous office space and natural lighting is so wonderful!



What makes your office unique? 


I created two spaces, a conversation/therapy space where the furniture face each other, and then the desk area.

If you could sum up your space in one word, what would that word be? 


Homey.



What advice do you have for others as they are creating/updating their offices? 


Some suggestions include focusing on soothing colors that complement each other and flow together, add furniture that you would want in your own living room, and add a rug if you can. Add decorations like updated art, candles or other aromatherapy, and pillows & a blanket are soothing for clients (the more texture, the better). Also, try to remove or turn off overhead lighting and use lamps instead. Plants can also add life and energy to the room. Display any degrees to give a sense of credibility. Also, try to keep the space uncluttered (buying furniture pieces for storage as needed), keep surfaces clean/dust- and dirt-free, organized, & tidy. I also recommend having a bookcase with educational books and book recommendations that you can offer to your clients in therapy.


Learn more and connect with Holly on her website: https://northernplainspsych.com/home

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