Holly Brown, PhD

Holly completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. During her pre-doctoral internship at the Lexington VA Health Care System, she served veterans recovering from trauma, addiction, difficulties in marital/romantic relationships, and other life stressors. Her other clinical experiences include a year each at Transform Health, an LGBTQ-focused clinic within the University of Kentucky’s Family Medicine Clinic; Eastern Kentucky University’s Counseling Center; UK’s Counseling Center; a Lexington private practice focused on psychological assessment; and The Nest, a nonprofit that provides counseling to survivors of interpersonal violence.

Holly enjoys work with adults of all ages who are navigating life transitions, seeking to improve their relationships with others, working to better manage anxiety and depression, or looking for other ways to move toward a more meaningful and enjoyable life. She is especially passionate about working with other members of the LGBTQ community and anyone who is interested in processing how their personal identities impact their relationships, experiences, and well-being. She also has training in PTSD treatment and couples therapy. Her therapy style is collaborative, with a focus on assisting clients to better understand their relationships with others and helping clients build tools to more effectively handle whatever life throws their way.

When she’s not at Compass, Holly likes to recharge by spending time with her partner and cat, taking walks, knitting, reading, and finding new shows on Netflix.