Christopher Holly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

Christopher Holly

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Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in Peoria, Il for almost 22 years to serve people with difficulties with mental health disorders, existential difficulties and couples and family issues.

I work in a long standing, mental health private practice in Peoria, Il with other Social Workers, a Counselor and four Psychiatrists. I have worked with homeless veterans, individuals with serious and persistent mentally illness, assessed people in the Emergency Department, and provided individual and couples counseling. I have experience with depression, anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and a number of other disorders. I am able to work with sleep issues and am able to utilize CBT-I. I have been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and have practiced this for 20 years. I started working with EMDR in 2003. I have had the pleasure of working with the transgender community in Peoria and providing services to the LGBTQIA+ population and as well working with members of the BDSM community with a sex positive perspective. I want to meet you where you are at and help develop a plan to help you to achieve your best outcome and skills that will make it easier to get there. I am a collaborator and not directive, so I won't take over the conversation and tell you 'what to do', but I like to talk, explore and work with someone to consider their options for a better life. You should decide the goal that you are focused on and define the achievements that will make therapy a success.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Gnosticism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Illinois
Master of Social Work