Don Holland, LMFT
Clients he works with:
- The Family System
Don works in treating people with ADHD/ADD, grief issues, anxiety disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, sexual addiction, Autism Spectrum, relationship/couples issues, Major Depression, Sexual Abuse trauma ,Substance and alcohol abuse, Dual Diagnosed, and LGBTQ.
Don uses different systems based on the issue. Frequently uses Cognitive behavioral model (CBT), EFT, Family systems, Structural Family, Collaborative Trauma Focused and relaxation skills for mindfulness, and Spiritual/Christian Base model as requested.
Don received his Masters Degree in Counseling and Masters in Theology/Biblical Counseling from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984. He received his License In Marriage Therapy in 2003 and is registered with NC LMFT # 1050. He has 35 years of clinical experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health and Chemical Dependency treatment Centers in Florida and North Carolina. He has also worked in past for 18 years with Novant Health and High Point Regional Emergency Rooms doing assessments in the ER for people needing inpatient or outpatient treatment for Mental Health or Alcohol and drug abuse/addictions.
What inspired you to go into therapy?
“The desire to use my college training to give coping tools and help restore marriages/families/wounded individuals. It is a joy and honor to have the opportunity to give people hope with restoration for their future.”
How do you manage stress in your own life?
“I use mindfulness skills daily. I enjoy my relationship with my wife which includes unconditional love daily. Enjoy my son and daughter who are a blessing to my wife and I. I enjoy fellowship with others in church and the community and enjoy men’s/family retreats I can minister on occasion.”
What guides you in your work as a therapist?
“My belief that everyone has potential for change from dysfunctional to functional people as they become aware of positive options to overcome trauma, improve communication, and to realize they do not have to carry shame anymore.”
What are your guiding principles in therapy?
“Validating the client and family members in what they share which includes listening with compassion and no judgment.”
What’s a common misunderstanding people have about therapy?
“The fear that they will be misunderstood or judged. The false belief that they cannot change from old belief system that has been unhealthy.”
What would you like clients to know before their first meeting?
“I want them to know that they are coming to a safe place to share personal information without judgment and that they can learn positive options to value who they are and encourage others.”
How can clients get the most out of therapy?
“Motivation to want to be healthier even if it takes a long time because it is a process and they evolve daily with developing new perceptions with hope and healing.”
What’s your favorite book [movie, play, sport, quote, hobbie, etc]?
“I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening at home. I love to cook and grill for my friends and family. My Favorite books are the Bible and the book Search For Significance. I enjoy college football and I am a big “Roll Tide” football Bama fan since the age of 6 when I lived in Alabama.”
What’s something that people are surprised to learn about you?
“I love listening to all types of music, love documentaries, anything related to history, took tap and clog dancing lessons, took piano lessons through my young years. I am a comedian at heart (my family tells me).”
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