Deric Hollings, MA/S, LPC Intern, LMSW
Supervised by Louis Laves-Webb LCSW, LPC-S
“I am not now what I was yesterday, and I am not now what I shall be tomorrow. So you do yourself an injustice to judge me for yesterday, when I have moved on.” - Corey Lyles
WELCOME TO HOLLINGS THERAPY
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 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 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 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. 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 Intern (2011) and Licensed Master Social Worker (2014). As well, I have coached people in a number of capacities since the late 1990s.
I usually work with 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.
While my theoretical approach tends to be more focused on rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), my practice is further influenced by mindfulness techniques, existential theory, and the technique of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). The evidence-based practice elements I employ, and those of a holistic and not scientific approach, may better assist people in the areas of goal-attainment and emotional processing. My aim is to assist individuals with achieving a higher level of functioning and a more meaningful quality of life.
I specialize in working with:
If you’re thinking about receiving psychotherapy or coaching, please reach out today.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Deric Hollings, LPC Intern, LMSW
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. 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 offer in-person and telehealth services, depending on COVID-19 restrictions.
$80 PER 50-MINUTE SESSION
Individual 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 to 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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