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Dr. Savoy


Holly Savoy, PhD

Holly Bielstein Savoy, Ph.D. 

Licensed Doctoral-Level Psychologist

Dr. Savoy is a licensed doctoral-level psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping people with a wide range of emotional and life issues. She has specialized training in working with transgender and gender diverse individuals and their families. In addition to counseling services, Dr. Savoy also provides advocacy, training and consultation on LGBTQIA+ issues in counseling, healthcare, schools and universities, and other organizational settings.

Her areas of clinical interest include working with adolescent and adult clients facing issues with identity development, lesbian, gay, bisexual issues, gender diversity, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and  body image concerns, and school/work-life balance issues. 

Dr. Savoy is a founding member and past president of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group as well as a World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Certified Provider. She is also a past president of the Mecklenburg Psychological Association and served on the board of the Division of Independent Professional Practice for the North Carolina Psychological Association.


Dr. Savoy previously worked as a staff psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Counseling Center before transitioning into private practice in Charlotte in 2007. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed her predoctoral internship in the University of Illinois-Chicago Psychiatry Department, with a concentration in Women’s Mental Health.


  • North Carolina - Licensed Psychologist #3078

  • South Carolina - Licensed Psychologist #1605

  • PsyPact - Licensed to provide telepsychology in 27 PsyPact states


  • WPATH Certified Provider 2019-Present

​Educational History:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Counseling Psychology

  • Boston College, Master of Arts (M.A.), Counseling

  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

  • University of Florida, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

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​Other Professional Activities:
Dr. Savoy has published in psychology and psychiatry journals on the topics of eating disorders, sexual identity development, LGBTQ-affirmative attitudes, and multicultural attitudes and empathy. She has also conducted research on work-life issues in heterosexual, lesbian, and gay dual-earner couples. 

Inclusive Counseling - LGBTQIA+

Dr. Savoy’s background also includes presenting and teaching in a variety of settings. She has presented at numerous national psychological conferences over the years. Her presentations have focused on dual-earner relationships, mentoring, career counseling and development of high school students, sexual identity development, LGBTQ-affirmative attitudes, and multicultural attitudes and empathy.


Dr. Savoy has taught courses in human development and parent counseling and consultation. More recently, she has also spoken to college, community, and professional organizations on working with transgender and gender-variant individuals, emotional wellness in coping with cancer, responding to sexual assault survivors, and coping with job loss and holiday stress. 

Don't Wait to Get
the Help You Deserve

Dr. Savoy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding for her clients to move forward on a path of exploration, health, growth, and healing.


Counseling services are available in person and via telehealth.

Dr. Holly Savoy "Take My Hand"
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