On a more personal note. . .


I became interested in Art Therapy from the moment I heard of its existence. It combined my interests in art with my desire to help others. Art making and other forms of creative expression have always been my "go-to" methods  for coping with stress and overcoming difficulties. Since completing my graduate training, I have loved working with others to help them rediscover and express their inner creativity, increase their awareness of their own strengths, and improve their overall ability to live and grow successfully. I also believe that learning never stops in life, and this is true in therapy as well. I have learned from every client I have worked with, whether they were 8 years old or 80. 

Hollie French, LPC, ATR


Education and Experience:

  • I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University) in Chicago, IL.

  • I have been in private practice since 2013. 

  • I have used Art Therapy in schools for children and adolescents at risk of failing due to problems at home, trauma and/or abuse, etc.

  • I worked for several years in a psychiatric day program with adults who were struggling with mental illnesses  as well as addiction/chemical dependency.

  • I have facilitated art therapy groups at behavioral hospitals. 

  • In addition to this professional experience, I have previous non-clinical experience working with children and adolescents with special needs including Autism Spectrum disorders, behavior and attachment disorders, and developmental disabilities.

  • I have taught as an adjunct instructor of Psychology at South Louisiana Community College. 

  • I am also a wife and a mother.