Brittany Holland, M. Ed., LPC, NCC Assistant Director, UAH Counseling Center Biography Brittany is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University as well as her Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She completed her Masters level internship at the University Counseling Center where she found a passion for working with students. She began working as a counselor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2009. In addition, she has served in the role as the Counseling Center’s outreach coordinator since 2013 and was promoted to assistant director in 2015. She has significant clinical experience working with a variety of presenting concerns within a diverse population. Her focus is on helping students utilize and enhance their strengths to help them succeed both personally and academically to ultimately achieve a successful professional career in their chosen field. She is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), American College Counseling Association (ALCCA), Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association (ALMHCA) and The Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach (AUCCCO). Counseling Philosophy I view counseling as an individualized experience that allows each person to explore themselves in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I strive to empower individuals in helping them make changes in ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. My process is collaborative and solution-focused in order to to help the client establish viable goals and plans for accomplishing these goals. I prefer to use a holistic approach along with an integration of counseling theories to help guide in the therapeutic process. Favorite Quotes “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”– Lucille Ball Favorite Book Love, Lucy, by Lucille Ball Favorite Movies and TV Shows The Marvel Comics films, especially Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Punisher Friends Hobbies Spending time with my family, reading, playing board games, and catching up on my shows. What's your favorite thing about working at UAH? I love our diverse population and the age group we work with. College is such an impressionable and impactful time in a student’s life. I find it important that we encourage and allow students to grow and change as they transition from being a teenager to an adult. “Adulting” can be hard! It’s important to be supportive during this transition and I’m thankful that I can provide that to those that want or need it. I also love our staff. We have THE BEST staff. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Teleportation. What is something about you that would surprise others? I hate cats but only because I’m allergic to them. I’m also allergic to llamas…Please don’t bring either to my office.