Dr. Pia Holec received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She received both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Holec completed her clinical internship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, New York. Here she received extensive training at the Addiction Institute of New York and the Center for The Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders. Prior to this, Dr. Holec trained at Rush University Medical Center, Marital and Sex Therapy Department in Chicago, Illinois where she gained specialized training in working with couples and treating sexual dysfunctions.
As a Chicago native, Dr. Holec recognizes the importance of cultural competency in not only her clinical work, but in her personal life as well. Her passion for working with underserved, minority populations started with an early exposure to community mental health through her volunteer work in high school. This passion then translated to her aspirations to provide therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families from varying ethnic, cultural, religious, financial, and sexual backgrounds whom display difficulties in seeking, obtaining, and utilizing treatment services. After receiving her B.A., Dr. Holec spent four years working in the field of psychology. Her job experiences consisted of working as a crisis intervention specialist in emergency rooms, clinic coordinator at a community mental health agency, and as a house manager in a group home. These experiences exposed Dr. Holec to the necessity of providing patients with a space to feel heard, understood, and validated.
In her generalist training, Dr. Holec has worked with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, PTSD, complex trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders and addictions. Dr. Holec specializes in the successful treatment of Female Hyposexual Arousal Disorder, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, unconsummated marriages, gender dysphoria, and LGBTQ+ concerns. Dr. Holec works with a number of professionals to ensure efficient care including: psychiatrists, primary care physicians, urologists, pelvic floor specialists, and OB/GYNs.