Holly D’Angelis


Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Counselor Education; University of New Orleans (CACREP-accredited), New Orleans, Louisiana; Minor: Human Performance and Health Promotion

M.S. in Counseling; Portland State University (CACREP-accredited), Portland, Oregon; Minor: Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling 

B.S. in Psychology; Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; Minor:  Alcohol Studies

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Dr. Holly D’Angelis, Associate Professor and Co-Chair in the Department of Counseling and Human Services joined the faculty at Canisius University in 2004. She received her Doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. She has a minor in Human Performance and Health Promotion. Her research interests have centered on Wellness and PTSD among law enforcement. Originally from the state of Washington, she has experience counseling children, couples and families, as well as experience working in various psychiatric inpatient facilities in Portland, Oregon. Dr. D’Angelis has organized a number of continuing professional education activities at Canisius University, which are available to students and to practicing professional counselors in Western New York.


  • Wellness and Positive Mental Health Counseling Fellowship, University of New Orleans
  • Doctoral Marcus B. Christian Scholarship, University of New Orleans
  • Warren G. Garlington Scholarship, Washington State University 


  • Shucard, J. L., Cox, J., Shucard, D. W., Fetter, H., Chung. C., Ramasamy, D., & Violanti,     J. (2012)  Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder are related to Brain Structural Volumes and Behavioral Measures of Affective Stimulus Processing in Police Officers. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.
  • Farrugia, D., & Fetter, H. (2009). Chronic pain: Biological understanding and treatment suggestions for mental health counselors. Journal of Mental health Counseling, 31(3) 189-200.
  • Fetter, H., & Koch, D. (2009). Promoting overall health and wellness among clients: The relevance and role of professional counselors. Adultspan Journal, 8(1) 4-16.
  • Matuszak, B., & Fetter, H. (2009). A review of anxiety and stress in today’s youth:     Implications for school counselors. New York State School Counseling     Association Journal, 6(1), 53-60.    
  • Tanigoshi, H., Kontos, A., & Remley, T. (2008).  The effectiveness of individual wellness counseling on the wellness of law enforcement officers. The Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(1), 64-75.