Credentials: M.Ed., LPC, LMHC
Phone: (317) 606-4884
1033 3rd Ave SW, Suite 106, Carmel, IN 46032
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the theoretical orientation in which Mary practices. With a focus on Couples Therapy, Perinatal Support and Early Life Loss, Mary also relies heavily on Mindfullness techniques. Focusing on the awareness of incoming thoughts and feelings, accepting them, while not attaching to them, is key in this practice. Exploring client’s automatic responses and providing education on how to change perceptions and behaviors is commonly used. Combining these techniques with the foundation of CBT has been very successful for the population in which Mary has served.
Hobbies and Interests
Mary and her husband stay busy with their four young kiddos, three dogs and regular Midwest tours to visit extended family. You can often find them participating in any activity or sport that involves the outdoors. They love to get back to the South West as much as possible and travel often to support their active duty friends and family. Mary loves to stay active and balanced with Orange Theory Fitness, Yoga and Pilates.