Lisa Hollingsworth, Psy.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Program Coordinator of Counseling and Professional Education

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Lisa Hollingsworth is the program coordinator for the graduate counseling programs. She teaches courses in all of the program areas and researches in the area of existential approaches to counseling.

Research Overview

Hollingsworth has presented her research nationally and internationally and is published in the areas of logotherapy and addictions. Her main areas of interest in research are in existential and mindfulness approaches to counseling.

I am an avid music fan! I have recently learned to play drums, which was a dream I had as an adolescent but never had the opportunity to try. I am definitely still learning, but I have a great time playing. I also greatly enjoy traveling with my spouse, nationally and internationally.

Teaching Focus

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Human Development
  • Psychological Assessment

Previous Roles

Previous to coming to PNW, Hollingsworth taught students with multiple disabilities at the elementary level. She also taught in behavioral sciences at PNW as a visiting instructor before being hired in the school of education.

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(219) 989-2789

Office Location:

Hammond, CLO 393


  • Psy.D.- Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • M.S.- Special Education, Ball State University
  • B.S.- Education, Ball State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Health Psychology

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor Counselor in Private Practice

Curriculum Vitae