Deric Hollings, MA/S, LPC Associate, LMSW
Supervised by Louis Laves-Webb LCSW, LPC-S


“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. ‘I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy.’ That’s bulls__t. These people are not crazy; they[‘re] strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” – Dave Chappelle



About My Methods

Having begun my professional practice in the field of mental health in 2011, I’ve found that people often don’t know what type of services they’re seeking. Rather, they typically understand that something in their lives is out of sorts and requires attention. That’s what I’m here for—to provide responsiveness to the nuanced issues people may not be able to resolve on their own.


This is accomplished as I provide psychotherapy and life coaching.


My approach to psychotherapy addresses how thoughts and feelings interplay, and how they impact behavior. Stress or aggression management, relational functioning, and the processing of traumatic experiences are some examples of what therapy is designed to treat. Generally, psychotherapy—sometimes referred to as counseling or talk therapy—is used to address various mental health conditions. People experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mood or personality disorders typically benefit from this form of treatment.


Life coaching, on the other hand, is a less structured method that affords clients—sometimes called learners—the ability to benefit from training and guidance in order to achieve unique goals. A less regulated intervention strategy, coaching may be conducted across state borders without a specific license. This differs significantly from the psychotherapeutic service I provide, which is a state-regulated field of practice.


Psychotherapy and life coaching can be useful, depending on the person and presenting issue. I maintain education, training, experience, and licensure as both a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (M.S., 2011) and Licensed Master Social Worker (M.A., 2014). As well, I have coached people in a number of capacities since the late 1990s.


I usually work with individual clients for 50-minute sessions during which we collaborate on effective methods to address a host of presenting issues. Generally, I prescribe homework to be completed prior to the next meeting. This affords an opportunity for the formation of tools to be kept in a proverbial toolbox. These tools are then tested in-session for weekly-to-monthly appointments, in order to assure their effectiveness.


My primary theoretical perspective tends to favor cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which is a directive treatment that uses a dialectical approach. With this modality, the therapist takes an active role in assisting people to accept or change irrational belief systems that influence emotions which often drive behaviors. The practice elements I employ may better assist people in the areas of goal-attainment and emotional processing, with the hope of leading to improved functioning that may result in a more meaningful quality of life.

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If you’re thinking about receiving psychotherapy or coaching, please reach out today.


I look forward to hearing from you,


Deric Hollings, LPC Associate, LMSW

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (License #85152) and Licensed Master Social Worker (License #59311) supervised by Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S.



I consider it a privilege to work with you at this point in your life and to become an integral part of your support structure. By working together, we can navigate the complexity of your issues by challenging learned behaviors that no longer serve you well, or perhaps never did in the first place. We can work on skills designed to be exercised in-session so that you may benefit from having worked through them in a supportive environment. Each session I offer is specifically tailored to you.


I am a psychotherapist and life coach working in the Austin, TX area, solely via telehealth.


Individual counseling, psychotherapy, or life coaching affords you the opportunity to experience a confidential session in which you and I explore the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that drive your behavior. In these 50-minute sessions, I provide a nonjudgmental space for you to work out issues which cause stuck points, create emotional dysregulation, and prevent you from leading a self-defined ideal life.


My aim is to start from a place of curiosity, respect, and compassion. Whether attending sessions for a specific issue or more profound circumstances, together we may discover what tools will best suit you on your path of growth. I look forward to booking your first session today.

I do not accept insurance at this time. Still I can provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. **I am not affiliated with any insurance network and cannot guarantee reimbursement.

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