Holly Katz provides counseling to adolescents and adults.  She has a warm, relational style, and tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each client.  Holly holds a Masters in Counseling from National Louis University, and an MBA from Northwestern University.  She has significant private practice experience, working with a wide range of clients, and is trained in EMDR.

A career changer herself, Holly has unique insight into work related issues as a result of her prior experience as an HR leader, as well as an executive coaching consultant. In addition, she is a former Big 10 athlete with a passion for and experience with helping elite athletes and musicians achieve their dreams.

Practice specialties include:

  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem and Personal Growth
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions (Grief, Separation, College, Career, and Retirement)
  • Trauma
  • Performance Coaching for Athletes and Musicians (see below)
  • Workplace/Career/Executive Coaching


Holly is an in network provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL PPO.


Personal Statement

I believe we all have a tremendous capacity for growth, healing, and change. Using a warm, collaborative approach mixed with honesty and humor, I work to provide a safe, supportive space for clients to explore and process difficult emotions and issues.  Through our work together, clients gain insight into negative patterns, and develop strategies and coping skills to find clarity and restore inner peace. My clients often experience a greater capacity for confidence and joy, and feel a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.