Credentials: M.Ed., LPC, LMHC, Brainspotting Certified
1033 3rd Ave SW, Suite 106, Carmel, IN 46032 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (317) 606-4884
Philosophy of Counseling
Hi, I’m Mary Holland, Therapist at New Beginnings Family Counseling, LLC. I believe we are all given a toolbox in life, to help construct the journey we are on. Throughout life, that box is added to with tools from our parents, teachers, loved ones, and other impacting relationships. Some of these tools are helpful, some, not as much. Some tools come with instructions, others we may pick up along the way, and some we don’t even know how to use. I aim to help you sort out these ‘tools’ and figure out which ones work, and which ones could be replaced. These tools are our coping mechanisms, communication styles, approaches to conflict, temperaments and much more. The more we understand them, the more we can use them efficiently. These tools can help us through the hardest of times, and create the best of times. We can apply them to all aspects of life and integrate them into all relationships. Together, we will fill your toolbox with the most healthy and valuable tools that you can not only use, but pass on to future generations.
Education and Training
Mary Holland is a Licensed Mental Health counselor in Indiana and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She holds an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, in Justice Studies, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso, with a Masters of Education, in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Areas of Expertise
Mary has worked closely with children and families for the last 15 years, and has a background in Developmental Therapy, training in Perinatal Loss, and experience in Play, Sand and Art Therapy. She has a unique, compassionate and personal approach to her work, and specializes in helping individuals and couples through complex times such as; relationship difficulties, infertility, life-limiting diagnosis, grief, loss and bereavement. Prior to New Beginnings Family Counseling, Mary and her family lived in El Paso, TX where her husband was stationed with the U.S. Army for 13 years. Serving soldiers and their families has always been a passion and one that she hopes to continue.
Developed by David Grand, Ph.D, Brainspotting is a powerful method of treatment that accesses the brain and body‘s processing through the client’s visual field. This modality of therapy was developed to help individuals process and overcome trauma, negative emotions, physical and emotional pain, and can also be used for performance and creative enhancement.
Brainspotting utilizes sound and eye focus to identify, process and release emotional and/or physical pain that is held in the subcortial part of the brain. At times, using a pointer, the therapist will help a client find a spot, in their visual field where their body responds with activation. Once this area has been located, we can begin to process. Deep and rapid processing can take place using this method. Mary is a certified Brainspotting therapist with advanced Brainspotting training in perinatal Trauma.
What conditions can brainspotting help treat:
- Anxiety – Birth trauma
- Depression – Perinatal and antenatal issues
- PTSD – Disturbing thoughts or memories
- Grief – Somatic symptoms
- Panic attacks – Physical abuse
- Stress – Obsessive thoughts
- Addictions – Performance or creative enhancement
Hobbies and Interests
Mary and her husband stay busy with their four young kiddos and two pups. You can often find them participating in any activity or sport that involves the outdoors. Frequent travels throughout the Midwest and regular visits to the desert are often enjoyed. Mary loves to stay active and balanced with a variety of physical activities and mindfulness work.