Suzanne Nortier Hollman, Psy.D. Director of IPS Center for Psychological Services
Dr. Nortier Hollman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has held the position of Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America Counseling Center in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous academic and clinical positions at The George Washington University, Sofia University in Palo Alto, and at Saint Luke’s Institute in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Hollman earned degrees in Psychology from the Universities of Cape Town, and Stellenbosch in South Africa. She also holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from GWU. She completed an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at Oxford University in England in 2011 and is in the process of completing a Ph.D. in the History of Medicine at University College London. Her professional interests include the History of Psychiatry, attachment theory, and the role of spirituality in psychological adjustment.
Dr. Ivankovic completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in Zagreb, Croatia, and her graduate studies at IPS. She has worked in a variety of areas, including helping abused children through an emergency line in Croatia, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents at Superior Court of the District of Columbia/Child Guidance Clinic. Her interests include psychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and characterological issues.
Conrad completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Conrad’s clinical interests involve working with individuals suffering from personality disorders, depression and anxiety. Currently, Conrad is working on a dissertation regarding the treatment of Avoidant Personality Disorder in relation to one’s perception of God.
Jonathan graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For the past year, Jonathan gained clinical experience working with adults suffering from severe, chronic mental illness at Montgomery County Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland. His interests include individual and group psychotherapy in the treatment of mood, trauma, and psychotic disorders.
William, a native of Virginia, graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Philosophy. Before pursuing his studies at IPS, William worked in the Admissions Office at Belmont Abbey College where he helped recruit perspective students from both North and South Carolina. His clinical interests include counseling couples, families, military personnel, and those suffering from anxiety and depression.
Kathleen graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Accounting and from The American University, Washington College of Law with a J.D. She has worked as a financial analyst, lawyer and stay at home mom. She is married with adult children. Her current academic interests include studying panic disorder in older women, while her clinical interests include working with individuals, marriages, families and children.
Mark graduated from Christendom College with a major in Philosophy. Having taken several elective Psychology classes, including a class on the philosophy of psychology, he developed an interest in applying his understanding of human nature, acquired in his philosophical studies, to his practice of psychology. His clinical interests include assessment and work with children.[/ezcol_2third_end]
Charles Russell, M.S.Charles has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, where he also studied graduate theology. Charles received his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from IPS and is now pursuing his doctorate. His clinical interests include the positive concept of human maturity, especially as it relates to the impact of emotional regulation and identity on personal choices.
Claudia graduated from Mount Holyoke College, with a BA in religion and a concentration in philosophy. She has been a home educator, and worked as an educational consultant for Connections Academy. Her areas of clinical interests include: the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, marriage & family counseling, and character strength and virtue-based therapy. The focus of her dissertation is the therapeutic cultivation of a capacity to give and receive love.
Ania majored in Literature at Christendom College. While as a family therapist intern at College Park Youth and Family Services, College Park, MD, Ania developed her clinical experience in child centered play therapy and theraplay models. Her current clinical interests include working with families and young adults and her research areas of interest include the Montessori Method, human development and the psychological benefits of studying classical literature.
Helena graduated from Thomas Aquinas College, where she worked as the school’s Activities Director and summer RA. She is currently completing her clinical practicum at Vital Sources in Frederick, MD. Helena’s clinical interests include working with young adults, particularly college age and recent college graduates, and children and their families, who are experiencing chronic or fatal illnesses. Helena’s research interests include the role of emotions in both psychological difficulties and happiness.