Deric Hollings, LPC, LMSW - Owner and operator
Supervised by Louis Laves-Webb LCSW, LPC-S


"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." - Epictetus



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 currently 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 (M.A., 2011) and Licensed Master Social Worker (M.S., 2014). As well, I have coached people in a number of capacities since the late 90s. This includes advanced coaching used in government agency settings, which many of my clients report finding useful when focusing on their desired outcomes.


I work solely with adult-aged individual clients for 45–50-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 effective use.


My primary theoretical perspective relates to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as my secondary method incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) principles. These modalities are directive treatments that use a dialectical approach and the Socratic method. With these methods, 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, using the contact widget below.


I look forward to hearing from you,


Deric Hollings, LPC, LMSW

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

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To serve my clients with dignity and respect, while offering a multi-lensed approach to the practice of psychotherapy and life coaching. My mission includes: Prioritizing the cognitive and emotional needs of my clients, an overall reduction in client suffering, and supporting sustainable growth for the clients I serve.


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 across the state of Texas, solely via telehealth.

$80-100 PER 45-50-MINUTE SESSION

Individual counseling, psychotherapy, and/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. During these sessions, I provide a nonjudgmental space for you to work out issues which cause stuck points, create emotional dysregulation, and prevent you from leading healthier 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.


During 2020, psychotherapeutic services vastly changed for many health providers across the United States. In order to meet demands concerning the dynamic impact of clients whom I serve, I instituted telehealth (virtual) services for each of my clients. This allowed an opportunity for a continuum of services related to those clients who were unable to leave their homes. While digital services took some getting used to, I eventually discovered that most clients actually preferred online therapy and life coaching.


These services can be a good alternative to in-person, face-to-face sessions, if you’re in a situation in which you often travel, are sick or homebound, or are having difficulties leaving the safety of your home environment. As long as you have access to a computer or smart device and a private place where you are comfortable speaking, the telehealth sessions I provide are a simple and viable method for getting the assistance and mental wellbeing that would otherwise be difficult or near-impossible to achieve.


Please contact me for more information on my sliding scale slots, as I have a limited number of available spaces. Further, slots may be available on an individual basis, based on need.

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


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