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


“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

Albert Ellis



Due to COVID-19, Hollings Therapy is practicing continuity of care by offering telehealth sessions on a sliding scale basis.

About My Methods

When I first considered a career in the field of mental, emotional, and behavioral health, I knew I wanted to serve others in a meaningful way. My education, life and military experience, and my continued professional advancement have afforded such an opportunity, and I’m grateful and humbled to have the prospect of serving my clients. Perhaps these are your first steps into looking towards counseling, or maybe you are searching for help while having limited knowledge about mental health care. Whatever the situation, please know that you are not alone in this struggle. Countless people across the world share in this experience.


Though often used synonymously, counseling and therapy are distinctly different intervention strategies. Counseling usually serves as a short-term approach with a skills-based focus in order to help people with specific issues, such as smoking cessation, academic or vocational guidance, or debt management. These skills are taught and practiced in-session which may then be applied outside of the session.


Psychotherapy can be a lengthier approach, often used to address how thoughts and feelings interplay, and how they impact our behavior. Stress or anger 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 talk therapy—is used to address various mental conditions. People experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mood or personality disorders typically benefit from this form of treatment.


Both counseling and psychotherapy can be useful. I maintain education, training, experience, and licensure as both a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Licensed Master Social Worker. I function as both a counselor and therapist, depending on the clients’ individual needs.


While my theoretical approach tends to be more cognitive/behavior focused, my practice is further informed by mindfulness techniques, existential theory, and psychodynamic approaches. The evidence-based practice elements I employ may better assist people in the areas of goal-attainment and emotional processing, thus leading to improved functioning that may result in a more meaningful quality of life.


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I left the United States Marine Corps in 2007, earned a bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from Wayland Baptist University (WBU) in 2009, and decided to move from the law enforcement and security field to that of mental health.


In 2011, I graduated with a master’s degree in Counseling from WBU, worked for a mental health clinic serving people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, participated in a criminal justice diversion capacity, and I also assisted with crisis intervention efforts for 26 Texas counties.


I graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work (now Steve Hicks School of Social Work) in 2014, worked with caregivers of our nation’s wounded and ill veterans in 2015, and I am currently employed by Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates.


When not engaged with therapeutic endeavors, I enjoy examining legal cases, listening to music, and watching movies. As well, I remain dedicated to my own personal growth and have practiced journaling for many years.


If you’re thinking about receiving counseling, or you have an urgent concern, please reach out today.


I look forward to hearing from you,



I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (License #73740) 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 as a means to propel you forward on your journey. As part of the collaborative process that values a client-centered approach, I want to better assist you regarding the attainment of hope, a path to exploration, and success throughout your process of growth.


By working together, we can explore your past, examine the present, and prepare for a future 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.


Individual psychotherapy 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 the issues causing stuck points, creating emotional dysregulation, and preventing you from leading your 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 to growth. I look forward to booking your first session today.


Couples psychotherapy allows you and your partner to recognize dysfunctional patterns of communicating, better understand one another in a way you may never have thought possible, and adjust to each other’s unique needs, as to lead a more fulfilling and unified life together. Often, one person in a relationship expresses concern about the potential for alienation during these 50-minute sessions. It is my goal not to isolate either partner, and to treat all parties with the dignity they could expect to receive when addressing some of life’s most delicate conversations. Sound like something that may fit your needs? I look forward to hearing from you.


Group psychotherapy fosters connections, provides participants with the ability to observe how specific behaviors impact other people, promotes self-reflection in contrast to others, and generally serves as a more cost-effective option for therapy. It offers people the benefit of trial-and-error skill-building in an informational, constructive, and safe setting. Skills learned in group, and practiced with compassion by others who experience similar circumstances, may then be carried over to life outside of group. The group process also promotes your ability to communicate, builds upon a foundation of self-awareness, and it may boost confidence. If interested in the group option, I look forward to setting up an appointment with you.

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.

Due to COVID-19, Hollings Therapy is practicing continuity of care by offering telehealth sessions on a sliding scale basis.


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