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Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes

1 year of experience

My name is Michael Holmes, Jr. and I serve as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 5 years of experience overall in the Mental Health Field and 3 years of experience as a Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in the areas of grief, anxiety, interpersonal effectiveness, depression, trauma, mindfulness and anger. I utilize therapy approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where I'm certified, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session with me consist of us getting to know one another with the goal of building and starting a strong therapeutic relationship. The first session where I collect data, complete intake documents, basic information, mental heath history, complete assessments, gather and explore symptoms, and establish a Treatment Plan Goal. We will also discuss what activities and therapy approaches that are available for treatment and also which approach may fit best based on your circumstances and needs.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I'm a provider who is very down to earth, humorous, empathic, personable (with proper boundaries), and dedicated with providing my clients with the skills that suite you best.

Describe the client(s) you are best positioned to serve.

I work best with individuals who have Serious Mental Illness, teens, adolescents, and adults.

About Michael Holmes

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My treatment methods

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I'm currently certified in DBT. I've used this therapy approach for 3 years in both group therapy and individual therapy settings. I use DBT to help clients with mindulness/grounding, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, healthy communication, and gaining a healthy relationship with all of their thoughts and emotions without judgement.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have 3 years of experience with using CBT in both group and individual therapy. I use CBT to help clients challenge any anxious thoughts or thinking errors that may exist.

Reality Therapy

I have 3 years of experience with using Reality Therapy in both individual and group therapy settings. I use Reality Therapy to help clients empower themselves to both discover their needs and wants in areas such as their survival, power and achievement, freedom, fun, and love and belonging.

Christian Counseling

I have 2 years of experience with using Christian Counseling. I believe that a person's faith and spiritual insight is connected to their mental health. I incorporate Christian Counseling in individual settings whenever a client wants to explore and discuss their faith and how it connects to their overall wellbeing.

Motivational Interviewing

I have 5 years of experience with using Motivational Interviewing. I utilize Motivational Interviewing in both group and individual sessions to help clients discover their own reasons for change and growth. It helps the provider maintain a person centered approach where clients can experience the power of making their own choices.